Ease of access is critical for timely and effective domestic violence interventions. However, victims face multiple access barriers. Victims and survivors often face fear, isolation, shame, and stigma, as well as financial, mental health, and cultural challenges. Regional organizations play critical roles in providing services.
The Secretary of State Audits Division annually audits the State of Oregon's financial statements and compliance with federal program requirements. The results of these audits are summarized in the annual Keeping Oregon Accountable report.
Oregon’s extreme risk protection order (ERPO) law, commonly referred to as a “red flag” law, has been in effect since 2018.