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  • 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
  • In April, 2018, the Oregon Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot Program (FSAPP) will be featured at the first ever National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, sponsored by the Arizona State University Center for Child Well-Being. As a top performer within the project, Washington... Read more
  • The Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), chaired by Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Barton, hosted its annual Spring Training Day on Monday March 19th, 2018. This year's spring training focused on drug endangered child investigations and juvenile justice issues. ... Read more
  •   On March 12, 2018, Brian Ward became the 200th successful graduate of Washington County’s award winning Drug Court program. Ward, who entered Drug Court almost three years ago, will leave the criminal justice system clean and sober and ready to make a new start. Read more
  • UPDATE: On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Oregon Senate passed Abigail and Anna’s Law (HB 4055) by unanimous 27-0 vote. The bill moves next to the Oregon House for a procedural vote and is then expected to go to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.   UPDATE: On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Washington County Senior Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey joined the parents of Abigail Robinson, 11, and Anna Dieter-Eckherdt, 6, in testifying before the Oregon House Judiciary Committee in support of “Abigail and Anna's Law.” The law, designed... Read more
  • On Friday, February 16, 2018, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andy Erwin convicted 27 year-old Jordan Adam Sutherland of multiple incidents of domestic violence, including of Assault in the First Degree for pushing the mother of his infant son off a third-story balcony. Read more
  • On February 9, 2018, the Hillsboro Police Department awarded a Notice of Appreciation to Deputy District Attorney Dustin Staten for his prosecution of child abuse cases. DDA Staten was nominated by a group of detectives who worked with him during his time on the DA's office Child Abuse Team... Read more

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