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Task Force

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California Child Abduction Training Project

California Child Abduction Task Force Logo

Task Force Members

MEGAN ESCHLEMAN, Chair
California Clearinghouse Manager

ERIN RUNNION, Vice-Chair
Founding Director, The Joyful Child Foundation

BRIDGET BILLETER
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

DEANNE CASTORENA
Deputy-In-Charge, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office 

JEFFREY R. CUGNO
Retired Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

MARLENE GLUSING
Merced County District Attorney's Office, Child Abduction Unit

STEPHEN LAGORIO
 Deputy Chief, Bureau of Investigations, San Jose Police Department

EMILIO MENDOZA
Assistant Regional Administrator, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

LESLIE OLSON
Program Manager, Department of Child, Family and Adult Services - Child Protective Services Permanency

CARI TERAN
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CEO Healing To You

JANNELL VIOLI
Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education

 

Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Victim Services Branch

Trainers

BRIAN SPEARS
Captain, San Jose Police Department 

JEFF TAKEDA
Detective, Simi Valley Police Department

MATTHEW WHITWORTH
California Highway Patrol, Protective Services Division

LUIS MARQUEZ
Special Agent Supervisor, California Dept of Justice, Foreign Prosecution and Law Enforcement Unit

CRISTINA MAGANA
Criminal Investigator II, Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office, Special Victims and Child Abduction Unit

Cal OES: Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act.