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Past Legislation

Since 1999, the Alliance has had numerous legislative successes, including:

  • Creating the Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Fund (ODSVS), which provided the first ever general fund money for domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs throughout Oregon.
  • Expanding the availability of unemployment benefits for survivors forced to leave work to protect their safety.
  • Establishing an address confidentiality program in the Department of Justice for survivors who need to keep their residential address information out of the public record.
  • Establishing authority for local fatality review teams to examine domestic violence deaths.
  • Allowing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to take reasonable time off from work without being fired if they need the time to take steps to improve their safety.
  • Prohibiting job discrimination against survivors and requiring reasonable workplace safety accommodations.
  • Expanding sexual assault laws to provide safety for all mentally incapacitated victims, regardless of the source of incapacitation.

 

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