VICTIM RIGHTS LAW
At Graves & Swanson LLC, we are committed to addressing the unique needs of victims of crime through the civil justice system. We have extensive experience representing survivors of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. Gendered or sexualized violence, abuse and trauma can impact a person’s life in myriad ways and implicate a variety of legal issues, such as employment discrimination and harassment claims, workplace safety accommodations, family law issues, tort actions, protective order proceedings, educational opportunities, housing and more.
We understand that each client’s situation is unique. Accordingly, our representation of survivors of sexual and domestic abuse is grounded on an empowerment model of victim advocacy, whereby each client controls the direction of his or her case and the remedies sought. We analyze our clients’ needs with an eye toward providing holistic legal services within our core practice areas, with the ultimate goal of helping them heal and seek justice for wrongs done to them. Although the civil justice system cannot provide a remedy in every case, and pursuit of civil legal action may not be appropriate for everyone, attorneys Jacqueline Swanson and C.J. Graves are dedicated to fighting for the rights of survivors through law, policy and education.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child sexual abuse, please know that you are not alone, and – most importantly – that it is not your fault. If you are interested in learning more about what legal remedies may be available to you, please feel free to contact the law offices of Graves & Swanson LLC.
To learn more about our commitment to representing survivors of sexual and domestic violence, please take the time to review the information on this page and in the links below.
The term "sexual violence" refers to a specific constellation of crimes including rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, child molestation, sexual coercion, sexual harassment and sexual assault; “sexual assault” broadly refers to any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from touching and groping to attempted rape.
Click here to learn more about sexual violence and how we at Graves & Swanson LLC help empower our clients to seek justice in these cases.
Domestic violence and intimate partner violence may encompass a variety of issues, including physical or sexual violence, threats, financial coercion, and emotional or psychological abuse.
Domestic violence is a complex problem, and one that the attorneys at Graves & Swanson LLC are willing and able to handle with confidence, care and competence. To learn more about how we can help, click here.
Clicking on this link will lead you to our page providing information about additional resources for those who have been impacted by rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, or stalking here in Oregon.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime, it's important to seek help as soon as you are able. Even if you are unsure whether to report or seek legal assistance, there are many organizations that can provide other types of confidential assistance.