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

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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 a defense attorney who works in child abuse intervention (juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights). If you are interested in serving on the CJA Task Force, please contact Robin Reimer at robin.e.reimer@doj.state.or.us

Upcoming CJA Task Force Meetings

  • August 16, 2022
  • November 15, 2022

Previous Meeting Minutes

CJA Task Force Membership

• Prosecuting Attorney: John Casalino, Multnomah Cunty 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
Civil Court Judge: Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn, Multnomah County Circuit Court
Person with Experience Working with Children with Disabilities: Shawna Clowser, Western Oregon University
Person with Experience with Homeless Children: Shelly Smith, City of Bend
Child Protective Services: Deena Loughary, DHS Child Welfare
Health Professional: Patricia K. Kenyon, Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force
Child Advocate/Attorney for Children: Rahela Rehman, Child Advocacy Section, Civil Enforcement Division
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: Tammi Pitzen, Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Tina Morgan, independent Consultant
Additional Member/CAMI AC Member: Beatriz Lynch, SafeSpace Children’s Advocacy Center of the Gorge