Children’s Justice Act Task Force

The purpose of the Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant is to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child victim. The grant is intended to improve state processes for responding to child abuse and neglect. Funding for CJA comes from the Crime Victims Fund. To learn more, please see the CJA 101 Factsheet.

More Information about CJA Task Force

CJA Task Force Meeting Location

Oregon Department of Justice
100 Market Street Building
100 SW Market Street
Portland, OR 97201

For more information about the CJA Task Force, please click here.

Members Wanted

It is the goal of the CJA Task Force to have membership reflective of a diversity of perspectives and experiences in child abuse intervention across Oregon. We are currently seeking an individual who works with homeless children and youths, a and a civil court judge. If you are interested in serving on the CJA Task Force, please contact Robin Reimer at

Upcoming CJA Task Force Meetings

  • August 12, 2024
  • November 5, 2024
  • February 4, 2025
  • May 6, 2025

Previous Meeting Minutes

CJA Task Force Membership

• Prosecuting Attorney: Stacy Neil, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office
Court Appointed Special Advocate: Jenna App, Oregon CASA Network
Parent and/or Representative of Parent Group: Patty Terzian, Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
Criminal Court Judge: Hon. Andrew R Erwin, Washington County Circuit Court
Defense Attorney: Vacant
Lived Experience Expert: Sherree Rodriguez, Crime Victim & Survivor Services Division, Oregon Dept. of Justice
Civil Court Judge: Vacant
Person with Experience Working with Children with Disabilities: Shawna Clowser, Western Oregon University
Person with Experience with Homeless Children: Vacant
Child Protective Services: Deena Loughary, DHS Child Welfare
Health Professional: Patricia K. Kenyon
Child Advocate/Attorney for Children: Rahela Rehman, Child Advocacy and Protection Division, Oregon Dept. of Justice
Law Enforcement: Amy Ford, Hermiston Police Department
Mental Health Professional: Damon Holland, Community Counseling Solutions
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Marilyn Reilly, Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Gil Levy, Kid’s Intervention Diagnostic Service Center
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Tina Morgan, independent Consultant
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Beatriz Lynch, SafeSpace Children’s Advocacy Center of the Gorge