Covid-19 Crime Survivor Updates
It bears repeating: These are strange and uncertain times.
We know that many of the people in our communities don’t feel safe right now, both in our neighborhoods and within our county jails and state prisons. Many of you have reached out to us over the past few weeks, sharing your experiences and detailing how unsettling or scary things have been. And without a clear end on the horizon, it’s hard to know how to manage the fears, threats, and dangers brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Our advocacy work has been particularly mindful of how the pandemic is affecting people who have survived violence and of people who are at risk. COVID-19 is having a uniquely dangerous effect on survivors, and we have updates on three areas of our crime survivor advocacy work:
- The most critical issues currently facing victims and survivors
- How we are advocating for survivors’ health and safety, and
- What you can do to support survivors in Oregon