Victim/Witness Advocate Program

The criminal justice system can be complex and confusing. The Victim/Witness Advocate Program was created to assist victims and witnesses in understanding the criminal justice system and their rights within that system. The goal of the VWA is to help you assess your needs and determine how to best meet those needs so that your victimization can be minimized to the full  extent possible.

The Portland Police Victim/Witness Advocacy Program is partially funded by a federal grant. To ensure ongoing funding of this important service, we ask that program users fill out a short survey