Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

Co-Chaired by Presiding Judge Nan Waller and Commissioner Deborah Kafoury

Formation of a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team is authorized by the ORS 418.712 through 418.718, with membership governed by those statutes. The Multnomah Fatality Review Team was formed in fall of 2006, and includes professionals from local law enforcement, criminal justice, health, human service, and domestic violence agencies and organizations. Each year, participants select one to three criminal cases in Multnomah County involving a death caused by domestic violence and carefully review the details of the case in order to gain insight into the tragedies and develop recommendations for strategies to avoid similar incidents in the future.