Passed in 2009, Senate Bill 233 » protects the constitutional rights of crime victims and established the Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement (AG Task Force). The AG Task Force develops legislative recommendations to further improve the protection of victims’ rights in Oregon.
AG Task Force Subcommittees
Four subcommittees of the Task Force meet regularly and report to the larger group:
- Juvenile Justice Subcommittee
- Promotes victims’ rights awareness in the juvenile justice system
- Develops a best practices model for implementation
- Creates educational training and practical tools for sustainability
- Post-Conviction Subcommittee
- Identifies crime victims’ rights in the post-conviction system
- Develops a best practice model for implementation
- Creates a training model for sustainability
- System Practices Subcommittee
- Ensures that victims’ rights will be clearly and consistently understood by crime victims
- Ensures that crime victims have every opportunity to fully exercise their rights through a best practices model
- Immigrant Crime Victims’ Rights Subcommittee
- Ensures that foreign born victims of crime are informed of their rights
- Identifies areas for improvement in system practices
For more information, please see a brief history of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Crime Victims’ Rights.
Contact the AG Task Force
Helen O’Brien, Crime Victims’ Rights Program Coordinator
AG Task Force Members:
- Ashley Anstett, Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
- Jay Bates, Portland Police Bureau
- Bradley Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney
- Alison Bort, Psychiatric Security Review Board
- Rosemary Brewer, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
- Debra Bridges, Yamhill County Victim Assistance Program
- Bridget Budbill, Office of Public Defense Services
- Dana Vidoni Carelle, Yamhill County Juvenile Department
- Kimberly Dailey, Oregon Judicial Department
- Hon. David E. Delsman, Linn County Circuit Court
- Saydyie DeRosia, Department of Corrections
- Steve Doell, Crime Victims United
- Matt English, Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
- Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute
- Matthew Lawson, Oregon State Police
- Amy Guyer, Linn County District Attorney Victim Assistance Program
- Jeff Howes, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
- Deborah Martin, Oregon Youth Authority
- Helen O’Brien, Oregon DOJ Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division
- Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura, Marandas & Okamura LLP
- Shannon Sivell, Oregon DOJ Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division
- John Stein, International Organization for Victim Assistance
- Stephanie Stocks, Oregon DOJ Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division
AG Task Force Meeting Location:
Remote meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic
Upcoming AG Task Force Meetings:
- April 26, 2021
- July 26, 2021
- October 25, 2021
Previous AG Task Force Meeting Minutes:
- January 25, 2021
- October 26, 2020
- July 27, 2020
- October 29, 2019
- July 29, 2019
- January 28, 2019
- October 29, 2018
- July 30, 2018
- April 30, 2018
- October 30, 2017
- April 24, 2017
- January 30, 2017
- October 24, 2016
- July 25, 2016
- April 25, 2016
- January 25, 2016
- October 26, 2015
- July 27, 2015
- February 23, 2015
- October 27, 2014
- July 28, 2014
- April 28, 2014
- October 28, 2013
- July 22, 2013
- January 28, 2013
- October 22, 2012
- July 23, 2012
- April 2012 ~ no meeting held but report created and given to Task Force members
- January 23, 2012
- October 24, 2011
- July 25, 2011
- May 10, 2011
- January 31, 2011
History of Crime Victims’ Rights Enforcement
Established in 2005, the Crime Victims’ Rights Advisory Committee’s goal was to “…develop a coordinated plan so that within the Oregon criminal justice system, crime victims’ rights will be clearly and consistently understood by crime victims, and crime victims will have every opportunity to fully exercise their rights—every crime victim, every right, every case, every time.”
Four years later, the Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement (AG Task Force) was established.
Duties and Responsibilities of Members
- Attend and participate in quarterly meetings.
- Provide guidance and feedback for the subcommittees.
- Report back to constituent groups.
- Provide constituent feedback to the AG Task Force.
- Actively participate in one or more subcommittees.
- Recruit staff members or constituent members to serve on subcommittees.
Subcommittees and Workgroups
- Mission: Develop ways to report, review, and resolve noncompliance of victims’ rights through a non-judicial model.
- Chair: Doug Hansen, DDA, Marion County
- Mission: Develop a comprehensive and viable plan for implementation and enforcement of victims’ rights through a fully accessible training design.
- Chair: Dan Brown, Chief of Police, Amity
Research and Evaluation
- Mission: Measure the implementation of and compliance with crime victims’ rights in the justice system through ongoing data collection and evaluation.
- Chair: Karen Cellarius
- Mission: Identify and recommend models of restitution assessment, collection, and distribution for system improvement.
- Chair: Fred Boss, Division Administrator, DOJ Civil Enforcement Division
- Mission: To ensure that crime victims’ rights are clearly and consistently understood by all victims of crime and to identify means of communicating these rights throughout the state.
- Chair: Darcey Baker, Board of Parole & Post Prison Supervision
Immigrant Crime Victims’ Rights
- Mission: Ensure foreign born victims of crime are informed of their rights and to identify areas for improvement in system practices.
- Chair: Chanpone Sinlapasai
- Mission: Identify crime victims’ rights in the juvenile justice system, develop a best practices model for implementation, and create a training model for sustainability.
- Chair: Currently open
- Mission: Ensure victims’ rights will be clearly and consistently understood by crime victims and that crime victims have every opportunity to fully exercise their rights through a best practices model.
- Chair: Brad Berry, DA, Yamhill County