Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement

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

Three subcommittees of the Task Force meet regularly and report to the larger group:

  1. Juvenile Justice Subcommittee
    • Identifies crime victims’ rights in the juvenile justice system
    • Develops a best practices model for implementation
    • Creates a training model for sustainability
  2. 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
  3. 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

Phone: 1-800-503-7983
Email: CVSDemail@doj.state.or.us

AG Task Force Members:

  • Cliff Bacigalupi, Portland Police Bureau
  • Hon. Bradley Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney
  • Rosemary Brewer, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
  • Debra Bridges, Yamhill County Victim Assistance Program
  • Juliet Britton, Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board
  • Marc Brown, Office of Public Defense Services
  • Dana Vidoni Carelle, Yamhill County Juvenile Department
  • Mark Cotter, Oregon State Police
  • Kimberly Dailey, Oregon Judicial Department
  • Hon. David E. Delsman, Linn County Circuit Court
  • Steve Doell, Crime Victims United
  • Matt English, Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • Suzanne Gray, Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Dennis Holmes, Department of Corrections
  • Stephanie Hoskins, Oregon DOJ Crime Victims’ Services Division
  • Jeff Howes, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
  • Kim Larson, Marion County Victims’ Assistance
  • Deborah Martin, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Helen O’Brien, Oregon DOJ Crime Victims’ Services Division
  • Denise Pena, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura, Marandas & Okamura LLP
  • Shannon Sivell, Oregon DOJ Crime Victims’ Services Division
  • John Stein, International Organization for Victim Assistance
  • Michael Wu, Oregon Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision

AG Task Force Meeting Location:

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
4190 Aumsville Hwy.
Salem, OR 97317

Upcoming AG Task Force Meetings:

  • October 30, 2017

Previous AG Task Force Meeting Minutes:


 

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

  1. Attend and participate in quarterly meetings.
  2. Provide guidance and feedback for the subcommittees.
  3. Report back to constituent groups.
  4. Provide constituent feedback to the AG Task Force.
  5. Actively participate in one or more subcommittees.
  6. Recruit staff members or constituent members to serve on subcommittees.

Subcommittees and Workgroups

  1. Noncompliance Response

    • Mission: Develop ways to report, review, and resolve noncompliance of victims’ rights through a non-judicial model.
    • Chair: Doug Hansen, DDA, Marion County
  2. Training

    • 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
  3. 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
  4. Restitution Reform

    • Mission: Identify and recommend models of restitution assessment, collection, and distribution for system improvement.
    • Chair: Fred Boss, Division Administrator, DOJ Civil Enforcement Division
  5. Victim Awareness

    • 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
  6. 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
  7. Juvenile Justice

    • 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
  8. System Practices

    • 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