About Us

The Purpose of the Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division

Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) helps victims cover crime-related costs, protects victims’ rights and helps fund local service providers. Through our advisory committees and partnerships, we help shape best practices statewide and bring a diverse collection of voices to the issue of victims’ rights.

Connecting many different programs with a single goal: to serve victims effectively and compassionately.

Shannon Sivell, Director

Shannon Sivell is the director of the Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD), which provides victims of violent crime with financial assistance through the Crime Victims’ Compensation fund. CVSSD also funds community-based domestic and sexual violence service programs statewide; funds victim assistance programs in each district attorney office; and coordinates statewide crime victim rights education and human trafficking intervention. Shannon joined the Oregon DOJ in 2009 as the legislative director for the Attorney General. Prior to working for the Oregon DOJ, Shannon was counsel for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees during the 2009 Legislative Session and a Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah County. Shannon received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oregon.