• On April 3, 2018, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 1562, expanding the circumstances under which the crime of Strangulation is a felony offense. Beginning January 1, 2019, committing strangulation against a family or household member (an act of domestic violence) is a Class C Felony punishable...  Governor Brown signs SB 1562 into law. Sr. DDA Skinner fourth from left. Read more
  • On June 6, 2018, the Washington County DA's Office joined with local and regional law enforcement agencies in a collaborative effort to combat human trafficking in the greater Portland / Vancouver metro area. A Washington County Deputy DA trained and experienced in sexual assault and child... Read more
  • On May 17, 2018 the DA's Office co-facilitated its annual county-wide Elder Abuse forum.  The topic for the year was a focus on Domestic Violence in the Older Adult population, in all of its permutations.  Instruction was provided by Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W., founder and director of the...  Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W. founder and director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life speeking at the event. Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Washington County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington County Circuit Court, Washington County Community Corrections, and Washington County Veterans Services, is proud to announce the Washington County Veterans... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is proud to join with our partners in announcing the official opening of the Washington County Digital Forensic Laboratory (WCDFL). The WCDFL is a partnership of multiple agencies, including the Washington County DA’s Office... Read more
  • On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andy Erwin sentenced 50 year-old Andrew Mascarenas of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the maximum 60 months in prison for his tenth conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Mascarenas, who served 21-24 months in... Read more
  • On Friday, April 5, 2018, the Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team held a public event on the courthouse steps to commemorate the 35th annual National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Led by MDT chair and Chief Deputy DA Kevin Barton, the speakers highlighted the importance of...  After remarks from Chief DDA Barton, CARES NW Executive Director Kevin Dowling, and WCSO Chief Deputy Shawn Fischer the ceremony culminated in attendees planting the ceremonial Pinwheels for Prevention garden in front of the historic courthouse. The blue pinwheels represent the healthy and... Read more
  • On April, 3, 2018, the Washington County Board of Commissioners joined with communities around the nation in formally recognizing the second week of April as Washington County Crime Victim’s Rights Week. The commissioners invited District Attorney Hermann to address their work session with...  DA Hermann on Victim’s Services: Chief DDA Barton on New and Upcoming Events: Read more
  • On April 5, 2018, two members of the Washington County DA’s Office Child Abuse Team (CAT) spoke to Nike employees during a lunchtime presentation designed to help parents ensure their children’s media use is safe and healthy. Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Washington County DA's Office joins with the Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and Safety Compass in proudly announcing a new partnership to help victims and survivors of child sex trafficking. Read more