Do you believe your rights have been violated?
The goal of the Wallowa County DA Victims Advocate Program (DAVAP) is to assure that all victims of crime receive accurate and timely information regarding their rights pursuant to the Oregon Constitution and Chapter 147 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.
It is the policy of the DAVAP that any complaint by a VICTIM concerning the notification or enforcement of victims’ rights be addressed as quickly as possible. Any victim who believes his/her rights have not been honored may file a claim with the DAVAP and/or in the court where the case is being or was heard. For more information please see ORS 147.515-147.533, visit the website below or talk to your DAVAP Advocate.
Be aware that there are time limits involved in protecting victims’ rights.
Procedure for claims made to DAVAP:
Step 1. A VICTIM shall take up the grievance or dispute in writing directed to the District Attorney within ten (10) working days of the occurrence or when he/she reasonably should have known of its occurrence. The District Attorney shall review the grievance and respond in writing within five (5) working days.
Step 2. If the VICTIM still believes his/her complaint has not been addressed after Step 1, the VICTIM may request a meeting with the District Attorney to further discuss the grievance. Said meeting shall be set as soon as possible. The District Attorney, after his or her meeting with the VICTIM, shall (within 5 days of the meeting) provide a written response explaining his or her decision.
Step 3. If the grievance is still unsettled, the information for the Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victims Services Division is set forth below. Information regarding additional resources is available on that website.
Crime Victims’ Services Division
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
1-800-503-7983 (toll free)