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  • 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
  • On February 14, 2018, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office joined with other sponsors to present a training event for law enforcement officers on the topic of “Issues in Domestic Violence Investigations.” The training was sponsored by the Washington County Domestic Violence... Read more
  • On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia sentenced 36 year-old Ahmed Turay Jr to 70 months in prison for pimping out a 17 year-old female via the website backpage.com. Turay was arrested in September, 2017, during a sex trafficking sting operation... Read more
  • Parents raising teenage children face a confusing and constantly evolving social media landscape where striking the right balance between protecting their child and respecting his or her independence can feel impossible. The best place to start is with good information about current trends... Read more
  • On January 23, 2018, John D. Hart of Vermont was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Judge D. Charles Bailey for sexually abusing an Aloha teen that he met through an online forum for the video game "Call of Duty." Hart began grooming the victim when she was 15 years old, initially... Read more

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