Shannon has over 20 years’ experience transforming criminal and juvenile justice systems in Oregon and Louisiana. She co-founded the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and served as Policy Director for Innocence Project New Orleans. As a policy advocate, strategist, and direct service provider, she’s led efforts to establish and implement many of the leading-edge public safety and criminal justice reforms of the past two decades. In 2008, she began her role as Deputy Director at Safety and Justice Oregon, where she sets and drives the organization’s integrated approach to reform, addressing the needs and rights of people who commit crimes, people who are victims of crime, and the families and communities of both. She is a proud single mom to a fabulous daughter and stepson.