Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance Program (VAP) is a unit in the District Attorneys’ office that specializes in helping crime victims in Grant County.

Primary Function

The primary function of this program is to help victims through the criminal justice system process and other issues associated with the aftermath of crime. We provide a context of support that promotes victims establishing stabilization after the crime and through any potential criminal justice system process.

Primary Concern

A primary concern of the District Attorney’s office and Victim Assistance is to ensure victims are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

Mission

Our mission is to involve crime victims and the community in a restorative process that diminishes the devastating impact of crime.

Services

Primary services provided include: 

  • Support and information to help victims navigate the criminal justice system 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Advocating for, and informing victims of their rights 
  • On-going hearing notification upon request 
  • Courtroom accompaniment, if requested 
  • Referrals to community resources 
  • Restitution information collection 
  • Assistance with crime victims compensation 
  • Liaison with Deputy District Attorney, law enforcement and community services 

Additional Services

Additionally, Victim Assistance provides: 

  • Community education/public awareness 
  • Facilitating the quarterly Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) victim impact panel
  • Volunteer opportunities

civil rights

The Grant County Victim Assistance Program operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). To file a complaint of discrimination with this organization, write Grant County Victim Assistance Program, 201 S. Humbolt St., Ste. 100, Canyon City, OR 97820 or call 541-575-4026. To file a complaint of discrimination with Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, write Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, Attn: Shannon Sivell, Complaint Coordinator, 1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 or call 503-378-5348. You may also email to shannon.l.sivell@doj.state.or.us .