Domestic Violence Resources
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Legal Aid’s “Family Law in Oregon” (booklet) answers many common questions about family law, divorce, custody, and parenting time (visitation) and child and spousal support.
The Oregon State Bar's family law resource page has general information on a number of topics.
Courts cannot make orders about custody, parenting time, and child support unless the legal relationship (paternity) between a child and his or her biological father has been established. The Oregon Division of Child Support website
has information and resources about establishing paternity.
Child support can be ordered as part of a divorce or child custody case filed in court. Your local district attorney or Division of Child Support office also can establish and/or collect child support for you at no charge. Oregon’s Division of Child Support website
has information about establishing and collecting child support, including child support calculators, rules, and program information.
Forms and Resources for Divorce or Custody Order
The Oregon Judicial Department's Family Law website has many of the forms and instructions
you need to file for or respond to a divorce or custody case. Forms for waiver and deferral of fees for filing and completing divorce and custody cases also are available. Note: There are no fees for restraining or stalking protective orders.
Many counties have family law facilitators who can help you with forms and/or the process of getting divorce or custody. Contact your local facilitator for more information about what services are available in your county.
Parenting Plan Information and Enforcement
The Oregon Judicial Department has information and forms for creating a parenting time plan, including safety focused parenting time plans.
The Oregon Judicial Department also has instructions and forms for enforcing parenting time plans.
Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victims Services Division
Information for crime victims
, including the payment of expenses related to the crime.
County Victims Assistance Programs
District Attorneys Offices have trained advocates that can help you navigate the criminal justice system, understand your rights and refer you to resources in your community that can offer support. If you need help, please call the Victim Assistance Program
in the county where your case is being handled.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
Anyone can call the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
service at 1-877-OR-4-VINE to ask about the current status of an offender/prisoner or register to receive immediate notification if an offender/prisoner is released, transferred, escapes, dies, or if there is other important probation and parole information.
Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
The Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
can provide victims of crime with no-cost legal help in asserting and enforcing their rights. To be eligible for legal assistance from the Center you must be a victim or a survivor of a victim who is involved with a criminal or juvenile case that is either pending or has unresolved issues.
Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Confidentiality and Privacy for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (brochure) - Explains the ways that victims can protect their personal information.
Address Confidentiality Program
The Address Confidentiality Program is a free mail forwarding service provided by the Oregon Department of Justice to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, or stalking stay safe (includes provision of a substitute address).
If you are a participant in the Address Confidentiality Program and are considering changing your name, Name Change information and forms are available.
Technology Safety and Cyberstalking Resources
The websites below have information about how to protect your personal information over the internet: National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Center for Victims of Crime
Protecting Your Information in Court Cases
To help protect your private information, the courts require the use of a form, called a “Confidential Information Form
” (CIF), in family law cases.
Family Abuse Prevention Act
The Family Abuse Prevention Act
- Restraining orders have their own CIF forms, which are included in the restraining order form packets.
Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)
The Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)
program of the Oregon Department of Human Services provides financial help to meet critical safety needs of families at risk because of domestic violence. Immigration status is not a barrier to this safety-related assistance.
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, see Legal Aid’s “Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking Survivors
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
For information about other types of assistance that may be available from the Oregon Department of Human Services, including cash assistance such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and food stamps (SNAP).
DHS also has a brochure called "What do you need to be safe?" that gives a brief overview of what services are available for people who come to DHS while in a domestic violence situation:
Oregon Health Plan (OHP) OHP Customer Service 1-800-699-9075
Division of Medical Assistance Programs, Administrative Office 1-800-527-5772
Healthy Kids Application & Eligibility Questions 1-800-699-9075
General Member Questions 1-800-273-0557
Cover Oregon Questions 1-855-CoverOR (1-855-268-3767)
Legal Aid’s Public Benefits Hotline provides legal advice and representation to low income people living in Oregon who are having problems with government benefits. (800) 520-5292.
Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral and Modest Means Programs
The Lawyer Referral program refers individuals to lawyers for an initial low-cost consultation. The Modest Means program helps moderate-income Oregonians find affordable legal assistance. For more information please visit oregonstatebar.org/public/ris
or call 800-452-7636.
If you are low income a legal aid office may be able to help. Find a legal aid office
in your county.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - Domestic violence referrals throughout the United States. 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) - Sexual assault referrals throughout the United States. 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Stalking Resource Center - National clearinghouse on stalking, including information, training and resources. 800-394-225
National Center on Elder Abuse. - National resource center dedicated to the prevention of the mistreatment of the elderly. 800-677-1116
WomensLaw.org - Legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Legal Momentum - National resources for immigrant women. 202-326-0040
Battered Women's Justice Project - Addresses the unique needs of battered women who, as a result of the abuse they have experienced at the hands of their intimate partner, end up charged with a crime. 1-800-903-0111 ext. 3
National Human Trafficking Resource Center - Human trafficking hotline and resource center. 888-373-7888
Alianza - A national resource for domestic violence in the Latino community. 505-224-9080
Casa de Esperanza - Affirming the wisdom and capabilities of Latinas. 24-hour crisis line 651-772-1611
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services - Empowers Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment to transform their lives. 206-812-1001
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) - Statewide domestic and sexual violence organization with information for survivors and community agencies.
Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) - Providing Training, Resources and Support to Organizations and Communities Working to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence. The SATF does not provide direct services to victims of sexual assault.
Oregon Department of Human Services Map of Statewide Services
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) - Provides immigration legal services to low income immigrants and refugees and provides public education, training and community outreach. (503) 542-2855 (Portland) and (541) 779-0803 (Medford)
Healing Roots - Drop in multi-service center for African and African American survivors of domestic violence and their families. 503-595-9591 ext. 308
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizations (IRCO) - Offers advocacy, support and information for immigrants experiencing domestic violence. (Can give technical assistance to immigrants throughout the state; clients must live in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, or Clark (Washington) County to receive full services). 503-445-1446
Native American Family Healing Circle (NAYA) - Domestic violence support groups, advocacy and case management for Native American women experiencing domestic violence. 503-318-5213
Proyecto UNICA - 24-hour hotline for Spanish-speaking and Latina survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 503-232-4448
Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) - Domestic violence services for Russian speaking populations. 503-777-3437
South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance (SAWERA) - Provides free, culturally sensitive confidential services to women and children of South Asian descent experience domestic violence. 503-778-7386.
211 Info - Comprehensive referrals to community services, including food, shelter, housing, and health care. (Not available in every county.) Dial 2-1-1