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).
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:
- Bradley Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney
- Alison Bort, Psychiatric Security Review Board
- Rosemary Brewer, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
- Beth Brownhill, Disability Rights Oregon
- Bridget Budbill, Criminal Justice Commission
- Johanna Costa, Oregon DOJ Civil Rights Unit
- Kimberly Dailey, Oregon Judicial Department
- Saydyie DeRosia, Department of Corrections
- Rhea DuMont, Multnomah County Dept. of Community Justice
- Matt English, Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
- Paul Geark, Oregon State Police
- Hon. Andrew Lavin, Multnomah County Circuit Court
- Luis Garcia, Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC
- Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute
- Jeff Howes, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
- Wendy Lang, Curry County Juvenile Department
- Robyn Masella, Oregon Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision
- Deborah Martin, Oregon Youth Authority
- Helen O’Brien, Oregon DOJ Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division
- 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
- Carrie Walker, Clackamas County Victim Assistance Program
- Jason Wolf, Portland Police Bureau
AG Task Force Meeting Location:
Remote meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic
Upcoming AG Task Force Meetings:
- April 24, 2023
- July 31, 2023
- October 30, 2023
Previous AG Task Force Meeting Minutes:
- January 30, 2023
- October 24, 2022 (PDF)»
- July 25, 2022 (PDF)»
- April 25, 2022 (PDF)»
- January 24, 2022 (PDF)»
- October 25, 2021 (PDF)»
- April 26, 2021 (PDF)»
- January 25, 2021 (PDF)»
- October 26, 2020 (PDF)»
- July 27, 2020 (PDF)»
Archived minutes are available by reaching out to CVSSD@doj.state.or.us.
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