Victims' Rights Request Form

Victims' Rights Request Form
Victims’ Rights Request Form
As a victim of crime in Oregon, you have legal rights. Many of these rights go into effect automatically. However, you must
request some of them before they go into effect. The rights listed below are the ones that must be requested. Please
check the box in front of any of the rights you are requesting. Then return the form to your county district attorney’s office
or, if the offender is a youth, juvenile department.
Return this form or contact your local district attorney’s office or juvenile department immediately if you want to
exercise any of these rights. The district attorney’s office or juvenile department will assume that you do not want
to exercise these rights unless they hear from you. If you ever change your mind and decide that you do want to
exercise rights that you didn’t yet request, please contact the appropriate office and they will work with you to exercise the
rights if that is still possible. The district attorney’s office or juvenile department may require your participation if your case
goes to trial, even if you do not wish to receive additional information about the rights or to exercise them.
You may request:
To be notified in advance of any critical stage of the case heard in open court.
In a violent felony case, to talk with the district attorney or juvenile department before a plea agreement is made.
To be notified in advance about release hearings.
To limit distribution of information about and recordings of sexual conduct.
If the crime involved the transmission of body fluids, to request HIV testing.
In a DUII automobile collision case, to request that information about the case that is given to the defendant is also
shared with you.
To be notified in advance about probation revocation hearings.
To allow no coverage of sex offense proceedings by media television, photography, or recording equipment.
To have as a special condition of post-prison supervision that the person convicted in your case not live within three
miles of your home if you were younger than 18 years old when the crime occurred (exceptions may apply).
To request ongoing involvement in any court actions that happen after the conviction such as appeal, post-conviction
or federal habeas proceedings including, but not limited to:
Reasonable, accurate and timely notice from the Department of Justice when an appeal, post-conviction or federal
habeas proceeding is started; to attend and be heard at certain public hearings related to the proceedings; to consult
with the state and receive other details of the case and my participation by contacting the Department of Justice; and
to be informed by the Department of Justice of the outcome of the proceedings.
A victim may request other rights that apply after conviction or juvenile disposition. Please contact the juvenile department,
Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision or Psychiatric Security Review Board to request these rights. (See the
second page of this form for more information.)
As a victim you have an automatic right to make a statement to the court at sentencing if the defendant is
convicted. Would you like to make a statement?
Yes
No (Please call 503-588-5253 if you change your mind and want to make a statement.)
Name and Address (Please Print)
Daytime Phone Number
E-Mail Address
Name of the Defendant or Alleged Youth Offender in Your Case
If Available, Case Number
Victims’ Rights Request Form
Post-Sentence (Adult)/Post-Disposition (Juvenile)
As a victim of crime in Oregon, you have legal rights. Many of these rights go into effect
automatically. However, some of the rights need to be requested by you before they can go into
effect. The following crime victim’s rights would apply after a criminal conviction or juvenile disposition.
To request one of these rights, you must contact your county’s juvenile department, the Oregon
Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board, or the
Juvenile Psychiatric Security Review Board.
VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday), a victim notification system, gives victims of
crime 24-hour access to information about all in-custody adult offenders, as well as youth offenders in
Oregon Youth Authority facilities. This custody information includes:
– The location of custody.
– Changes in parole or probation status.
– Release information.
– Transfer information.
– Notification of escape(s).
– Notification of death.
– Notice of some court appearances.
You can use the VINE service by calling 1-877-674-8463 or by going to www.VINELINK.com.
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To be notified in advance of certain juvenile review hearings, contact your county’s juvenile
department.
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To be notified when someone in custody of the Department of Corrections is released, contact
the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision at 503-945-0907.
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To be notified 30 days in advance of Parole Board hearings, contact the Oregon Board of
Parole and Post-Prison Supervision at 503-945-0907. (These hearings occur only in certain
adult criminal cases.)
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If the defendant or alleged youth offender is under the authority of the Psychiatric Security
Review Board or Juvenile Psychiatric Security Review Board, you may be notified in advance of
hearings or when the defendant or alleged youth offender is released, discharged or escapes
by contacting the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Boards at 503-229-5596. If you want to
be notified as soon as possible of an escape, notify the facility where the defendant or alleged
youth offender is committed.
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