KF Stats Graphics.png

Kids FIRST serves as Lane County's Children's Advocacy Center.

We provide intervention and advocacy to children who are victims of, or witnesses to, crime.  


When the unimaginable happens to children in our community, we are part of the first response team that supports the healing process. At Kids FIRST, children receive medical exams, forensic interviews, and advocacy when criminal child abuse has been reported.


Kids FIRST also houses grand jury on-site so children don't have to go to an unfamiliar courthouse.​ Kids FIRST is a 501(c)3 non-profit. ​

Our primary website kidsfirstcenter.net is under construction, but please feel free to visit

for more information while we update our look!

Meet our Board of Directors

Chris Parra.jpg

Chris Parra

Board President

Superintendent, Bethel School District

Kathy Gregory.jpg

Kathy Gregory

Board Secretary

Program Manager, Palo Alto Software


David Mort

Vice President, Hawes Financial

Jason Kunz.jpg

Jason Kunz

VP of Operations, Feynman Group

Pam Morris Color photo.png

Pam Morris

Relationship Manager, Key Bank

rich 2.jpg

Richard Snider

Eugene Kiwanis Member


Laura Harris

Board Vice President

Contracts Officer, University of Oregon

Bonnie Larson.jpg

Bonnie Larson

Business Development Manager,

Forrest Technical Coatings

Ingrid Kessler.jpg

J. Ingrid Kessler, DVM

Medical Director,  Emergency Veterinary Hospital

Jim Howard.jpg

Jim Howard, PhD

Vice President, Performance Solutions, Inc.

Patty Perlow.jpg

Patty Perlow

District Attorney, Lane County

Roger Cox.jpg

Roger Cox

Former President & CEO, Selectemp