Oregon Department of Justice

Attorney General's Task Force on Victims' Rights Enforcement

During the 2009 legislative session, the Department of Justice proposed and the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 233 - landmark legislation that allows crime victims to uphold their constitutional rights in a court of law. The Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement was also created to develop legislative recommendations to further improve the protection of rights granted to victims of crime in Oregon.

The Task Force is committed to full implementation of Victims Rights as embodied in Oregon law and continues to focus on improving service delivery and providing consistent enforcement of rights.

For more information please see a brief history of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Crime Victims’ Rights or contact Helen O'Brien at 1-800-503-7983 or cvsd.email@doj.state.or.us.

AG Task Force Membership:

  • Hon. Bradley Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney
  • Rosemary Brewer, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
  • Debra Bridges, Yamhill County Victim Assistance Program
  • Johanna Costa, Washington County Victim Assistance Program
  • Kimberly Dailey, Oregon Judicial Department
  • Eric Davenport, Oregon State Police
  • Hon. David E. Delsman, Linn County Circuit Court Judge
  • Steve Doell, Crime Victims United
  • Matt English, Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Juliet Follansbee, Psychiatric Security Review Board
  • Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • Doug Hanson, Marion County District Attorney’s Office
  • Seantel Heisel, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Jeff Howes, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
  • Nancy Howton, Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Thomas Hunt, Portland Police Bureau
  • Jeff Kosmicki, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police
  • Kim Larson, Marion County Victims’ Assistance
  • Michele Roland-Schwartz, Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura, Marandas & Okamura LLP
  • Shannon Sivell, Oregon Department of Justice
  • John Stein, International Organization for Victim Assistance
  • Scott Taylor, Multnomah County Dept. of Community Justice
  • Terry Thompson, Benton County Juvenile Department
  • Hon. Rod Underhill, Multnomah County District Attorney
  • Shawn Wiley, Office of Public Defense Services
  • Kristin Winges-Yanez, Oregon Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision

The AG Task Force meets at:

Crime Victims’ Services Division Office
4035 12th St Cutoff SE, Ste 150A
Salem, OR 97302

Upcoming AG Task Force Meetings:

  • April 28, 2014
  • July 28, 2014
  • October 27, 2014

Previous AG Task Force Meeting Minutes: