2017 ORS 144.750¹
Victim’s rights

(1) To accord crime victims due dignity and respect, a victim of a crime that is the subject of a proceeding conducted by the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision has the following rights:

(a) The right to be reasonably protected from the offender during the proceeding;

(b) The right to attend the proceeding in person or, at the discretion of the victim and with advance notice to the board, to attend the proceeding by alternative means; and

(c) The right to request the district attorney of the county in which the offender was convicted, in the discretion of the district attorney, to participate in the proceeding.

(2)(a) The board must make a reasonable effort to notify the district attorney of the county in which the offender was convicted and the victim, if the victim requests to be notified and furnishes the board a current address, of any hearing conducted by the board. The board shall send written notice to the current addresses of the district attorney and the victim no later than 30 days before the hearing.

(b) The victim, personally or by counsel, and the district attorney of the county in which the offender was convicted have the right to appear at a hearing conducted by the board and may submit written and oral statements adequately and reasonably expressing any views concerning the crime and the offender.

(c) The victim, personally or by counsel, and the district attorney of the county in which the offender was convicted shall be given access to the information that the board will rely upon in the hearing. The victim and the district attorney shall be given adequate time to rebut the information. The victim or the district attorney may request that the board, in the discretion of the board, obtain and consider additional records, evaluations or other documents.

(3) The board must make a reasonable effort to notify the victim, if the victim requests to be notified and furnishes the board with a current address, of any hearing or administrative decision making process resetting or advancing a release date pursuant to ORS 144.122 (Advancing initial release date) or 144.126 (Advancing release date of prisoner with severe medical condition including terminal illness or who is elderly and permanently incapacitated).

(4)(a) A supervisory authority must make a reasonable effort to notify the victim, if the victim requests to be notified and furnishes the supervisory authority a current address, of any contested hearing conducted by the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority shall send written notice to the current address of the victim as soon as practicable.

(b) The victim, personally or by counsel, has the right to appear at a contested hearing conducted by the supervisory authority and may submit written and oral statements adequately and reasonably expressing any views concerning the crime and the offender.

(c) The victim, personally or by counsel, shall be given access to information that the supervisory authority will rely upon in the contested hearing. The victim shall be given adequate time to rebut the information. The victim may request that the supervisory authority, in the discretion of the supervisory authority, obtain and consider additional records, evaluations or other documents.

(5) For purposes of this section, the victim may appear personally through the victim’s next of kin or a representative selected by the victim. [2010 c.89 §4; 2015 c.230 §3]

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Notes of Decisions

Under rules of State Board of Parole, board could not in determining history/risk score, consider juvenile adjudica­tions that had been expunged pursuant to [former] ORS 419.800 to 419.839, even if prisoner admits to board that they occurred. West v. Board of Parole, 86 Or App 616, 739 P2d 1096 (1987)

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 32, 67-79 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 144—Prison Supervision; Work Release; Executive Clemency; Standards for Prison Terms and Parole; Presentence Reports, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors144.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 144, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano144.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.