The mission of our Crime Victim’s Assistance Division is to involve crime victims and the community in a restorative process that diminishes the devastating impact of crime. Advocates provide emotional and informational support to victims through the court process and after disposition if necessary.
There are two dedicated advocates who staff the office and handle all cases of victim crimes filed by the District Attorney's office. Tammy Greer is the director of the program. Tammy is the advocate for adult crime victims where the defendants last name begins with A through L, and all sexual assault crimes victims 13 years of age or younger. Michele Short is the advocate assigned to adult crime victims where the defendants last name begins with M through Z. Michele also handles all domestic violence cases and sex crimes involving victims 14 years of age or older. To contact either advocate, please call (541) 396-7545. You may use the following emails for advocate contact: Tammy Greer firstname.lastname@example.org, Michele Short email@example.com.
Services provided by the Victim’s Assistance Program:
• Support through the criminal justice system (case status information/updates, accompaniment to court, assistance in preparing to testify at hearings, general information about the process.)
• Advocacy for victim rights.
• Assistance with restitution and property return.
• Assistance with the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program.
The participation and cooperation of crime victims is a valued part of the prosecution process. To the extent practicable, the State will consult with crime victims who request to be informed about plea discussions before the final plea arrangements are made.
Only the State can drop charges in a criminal proceeding. The State is responsible for holding offenders accountable for their actions when they break the law. This ensures that the law is enforced consistently and that the community need for justice is met.