CVSSD Grant Management Section Advisory Committee

The Oregon DOJ’s Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) Grant Management Section Advisory Committee advises the Grant Management Section on the allocation and administration of:

  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
  • STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
  • Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Fund (ODSVS)
  • Criminal Fine Account (CFA) Victim Assistance Program funds

The Advisory Committee’s goal is to support and fund meaningful access to services for all crime victims and survivors throughout Oregon. The membership is multidisciplinary, and CVSSD seeks to include representation of Oregon’s diverse populations, perspectives, and geography.

CVSSD Grant Management Section Advisory Committee Meeting and Members Information

Past Meetings and Approved Minutes:

A copy of previous minutes can be obtained by reaching out to

CVSSD Grant Management Section Advisory Committee Members:

  • Steve Bellshaw, Deputy Chief of Police, Salem Police Department
  • Amy Benedum, Oregon Judicial Department Staff Counsel
  • Allison Cleveland, Executive Director, The Gender Center, Inc.
  • Desiree Coyote, Family Violence Services Program Manager, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Debra Dority, State Support Unit Attorney, Oregon Law Center
  • Sybil Hebb, Director of Legislative Advocacy, Oregon Law Center
  • Kimberly Lane, Coordinator and  Advocate of the Siletz CARE Program, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  • Justin Nelson, District Attorney, Morrow County
  • Barb Palicki, Director, Curry County CAIC, Retired
  • Michele Roland-Schwartz, Executive Director, Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Tawna Sanchez, Family Services Director, Native American Youth & Family Center
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai, Attorney at Law, M/M Immigration Law Center
  • Lauri Stewart, Communication Officer and Policy Analyst, DHS
  • Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Merle Weiner, Phillip H. Knight Professor, University of Oregon