Victim's Information

Victim Notification Program
Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Invesitigations administers the Victim Notification Program, which allows victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal's release from custody. Victims are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of the release. To access more information and services please visit http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/ 
 
Crime Victim's Rights
Rights to Justice
• Apply for financial help if you are a victim of a crime that harmed you or killed a family member.
Crime Victims' Compensation Program: 1-800-503-7983
• Know certain information about the defendant or alleged youth offender. To learn jail or prison custody status, call the sheriff's office at (541) 523-6344 or contact Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE): 1-877-674-8463
• A support person
• A meaningful role in the justice process
• Dignity and respect
• Fair and impartial treatment
• Reasonable protection
If the state pursues criminal prosecution, you also have the right to:
• Speak at the pre-trial release hearing
• Request certain conviction, criminal history and imprisonment information
• Request a court order to keep the defendant from contacting you
• Keep your phone number and address from the defendant
• Request an HIV test of the defendant if the crime involves transmission of bodily fluids
• Request notice of court proceedings before they take place. You may attend open court proceedings even if you don't ask to beforehand
• Request that the district attorney consult you about a plea offer in a violent felony case
• Request a transcript of open court proceedings
• Have the court consider your schedule if a trial date is set
• Choose to give or to refuse to give information to an attorney or private investigator working for the defendant or alleged youth offender
The first hearing in a case can come within hours of an arrest. If you are concerned about someone's release from custody after an arrest, contact your district attorney's office or juvenile department immediately.
If the alleged youth offender or defendant is convicted, you have the right to:
• Receive prompt restitution
• Be present at sentencing or disposition and to give a victim impact statement
You may have other rights if you are a victim:
• Who is an immigrant to the United States
• Of family, elder, or disabled person abuse
• Of sexual assault
• Of stalking
• Of other crimes
Contact your District Attorney or Juvenile Department for more information about your rights, including a complete list, and information about upcoming hearings.
For general information, contact: Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim's Assistance at 1-800-503-7983, orwww.OregonCrimeVictimsRights.info 

Domestic Violence
If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, you can ask the district attorney to file a criminal complaint. You also have the right to go to the circuit court and file a petition requesting any of the following orders for relief:
a. an order restraining your attacker from abusing you;
b. an order directing your attacker to leave your household;
c. an order preventing your attacker from entering your residence, school, business or place of employment;
d. an order awarding you or the other parent custody of or parenting time with a minor child or children;
e. an order restraining your attacker from molesting or interfering with minor children in your custody;
f. an order awarding you other relief the court considers necessary to provide for you or your children's safety, including emergency monetary assistance. Such orders are enforceable in every state.
You may also request an order awarding support for minor children in your care or for your support if the other party has a legal obligation to support you or your children. You also have the right to sue for losses suffered as a result of the abuse, including medical and moving expenses, loss of earnings or support, and other out-of-pocket expenses for injuries sustained and damage to your property. This can be done without an attorney in small claims court if the total amount claimed is under $3,500.
Similar relief may also be available in tribal courts.

For further information you may contact:
Victim's Assistance at (541) 523-8344
Crisis Line: 541-523-4134 or 888-213-4134
MayDay Inc. Provides Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Services throughout Baker County.
1834 Main Street
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone 541-523-9472
*They have a wide range of services available to help your family. Do not put yourself and your children in danger. Call TODAY!!! 

Useful Phone Numbers:
Baker City Police Department..................................... 541-524-2014
Baker City/County Dispatch........................................ 541-523-3644
Baker County Sheriff's Office...................................... 541-523-6415
Oregon State Police................................................... 541-523-6636
Baker County District Attorney................................... 541-523-8205
Baker County Circuit Court........................................ 541-523-6303
Baker County Justice Court........................................ 541-523-8213
Baker County Jail...................................................... 541-523-8011
Baker County Juvenile Department............................. 541-523-8215 
Baker County Parole & Probation................................ 541-523-8217
DMV......................................................................... 541-523-4355 
DHS......................................................................... 541-523-6423
St. Alphonsus Hospital............................................... 541-523-6461
Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision................... 503-945-0907
State Police Sex Offender Info................................... 800-551-2934
Youth Authority........................................................ 503-373-7205 

Crime Victim's Compensation Program
Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97310 Phone: 503-378-5348
TDD: 503-378-5938