Domestic Violence Council
The mission of the Marion County Domestic Violence Council is to work toward an end to domestic violence in Marion County by increasing community awareness and promoting a safe, empowering, accountable, and coordinated response to domestic violence in order to increase the safety and well being of domestic violence victims.
Domestic Violence Awareness
This group was formed to initiate activities that create awareness regarding domestic violence. One activity is the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk/Run held yearly in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic Violence Fatality Review
This group was formed to develop protocols and procedures for multidisciplinary review of all domestic violence homicides in Marion County, pursuant to ORS 718.012-718.018.
Batterer Intervention Review
This group was formed to work in collaboration with the Marion County Local Supervisory Authority to review batterer intervention programs for compliance with the Marion County Batterer Intervention Standards.
This group conducts regular reviews of the Standards and proposes revisions as necessary.
Protocol Revision and Training
This group organizes and conducts trainings for law enforcement on domestic violence investigations response and the Marion County Domestic Violence Protocol.
This group conducts regular reviews of the protocol and proposes revisions as necessary .
DV Council Participants
Marion County District Attorney’s Office
- Center for Hope and Safety
- Marion County Victim Assistance
- Salem Police Department Domestic Violence Response Team
- Marion County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Program
- Marion County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation
- Department of Human Services/Child Welfare
- Silverton Together
- Legal Aid
- Marion County Association of Defenders
- Citizen Members
- Marion County Courts
- Batterer Intervention Programs
For more information please contact:
Pami Guerra, Victim Assistance Director
PO Box 14500, Salem, OR 97309