About the Authority

Jason Stamps, Executive Director

Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice.

The Authority brings together key leaders from the justice system and the public to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues. The agency also works to ensure the criminal justice system in Illinois is efficient and effective. The Authority’s specific powers and duties are detailed in the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act [ 20 ILCS 3930 et. seq. ].

The statutory responsibilities of the Authority fall under the categories of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology. To display the Authority organization chart, click here.

For information about contacting the Authority, please see this page.


Patrick Delfino, Vice Chair

Patrick Delfino was appointed director of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor in December 2008. Mr. Delfino is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. Before joining the appellate prosecutor’s office as assistant director, Mr. Delfino served as a drug attorney and court specialist with the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission and as the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Director of Planning and Special Projects.

Mr. Delfino has taught both at college and law school, and he is a member of the Sex Offender Management Board and the Children’s Justice Task Force of the Department of Children and Family Services. Mr. Delfino also serves as executive director of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Association. He also serves on the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board and on the Children’s Justice Task Force of the Department of Children and Family Services. He is a past president of the Illinois Academy of Criminology and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the National District Attorneys Association.

Dwight Baird  

Dwight Baird was elected Kendall County Sheriff in 2014. Mr. Baird began his law enforcement career with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office in 1990. He later transferred to the Oswego Police Department, where he rose through the ranks to become Oswego Police Chief, a role he filled from 2003 to 2014.

Mr. Baird is a member of the Illinois Sheriffs Association, National Sheriffs Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.He is president of the Northern Illinois Zone of Sheriffs, past President of the North East Multi-Regional Training Board, and current vice chairman of the Federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency.

Mr. Baird earned a bachelor’s of science degree in professional studies and criminal justice management form Aurora University and a master’s degree with police executive certification from Western Illinois University.He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Sheriff’s Institute.

He has been recognized for his achievements throughout his career, which receiving a Life Saving award by the Illinois Police Association and a Medal of Valor award by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and being named 2014 Illinois Crime Commission Police Chief of the Year.

John R. Baldwin  

John R. Baldwin was named director of the Illinois Department of Corrections in August 2015. Mr. Baldwin is the former director of the Iowa Department of Corrections and brings more than 35 years of corrections experience to the state. He led the Iowa Department of Corrections from January 2007 until his retirement in January 2015. As the director, he oversaw a staff of nearly 4,000 officers who supervised 38,000 offenders. During his tenure, he worked with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to build a state-specific cost-benefit analysis on the state’s corrections department. The data was used to make more informed policy and budget decisions in an effort to reduce recidivism. Mr. Baldwin began working for the Iowa Department of Corrections in 1983. Before serving in the role of director, Mr. Baldwin was the deputy director of Administration where he oversaw the budget, personnel, and use of evidence-based practices. Prior to that, he supervised the business office for a forensic psychiatric hospital that was under the control of the Iowa Department of Corrections. Mr. Baldwin holds a master’s degree in political science from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa.

Carla E. Barnes  

Carla E. Barnes was appointed McLean County Chief Public Defender in fall 2014. Ms. Barnes is the first African American to lead the office, as well as the first African-American McLean County administrator.

Ms. Barnes joined the McLean County Public Defender’s Office in 2001 as an assistant public defender in the Traffic Division. She was later promoted to supervise the Misdemeanor Division while maintaining a felony caseload. Her case assignments ranged from felony traffic to murder charges.

Prior to joining the McLean County Public Defender’s Office, Ms. Barnes was employed in private practice. She later served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Child Support Division. She also served in the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office. While Ms. Barnes flourished as a prosecutor, she felt that she could affect more change as a public defender.

Ms. Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University and a juris doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.

Dorothy Brown  

Dorothy Brown was first elected Cook County Circuit Clerk in 2000, becoming the first African American to hold the position. She was re-elected in 2004 and again in 2008. Ms. Brown holds a master’s in business administration, a juris doctorate, and is a certified public accountant. As the official keeper of records for all judicial matters brought into one of the largest unified court systems in the world, Ms. Brown manages an annual operating budget of more than $100 million and a workforce of more than 2,300 employees.

Amy P. Campanelli  

Amy P. Campanelli was sworn in as the 10th Cook County Public Defender in April 2015. Ms. Campanelli’s appointment was the culmination of 27 years of service representing the indigent accused. She started as an assistant public defender in the office’s Juvenile Division in 1987, after three years she moved to the Felony Trial Division, where she remained until 1998. Her caseload included felonies of every stripe, from low level drug cases to capital murder.

From 1998 until 2003, Ms. Campanelli managed criminal cases in private practice. She returned to the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in 2003 as an attorney supervisor assigned to the Felony Trial Division. She became chief of the Bridgeview Courthouse in 2008 and then transitioned to capital case coordinator in 2010.

After the death penalty was abolished in Illinois, Ms. Campanelli served as deputy chief of the Homicide Task Force and deputy chief of the Felony Trial Division. In 2012, she was promoted to deputy public defender in charge of Cook County’s five suburban districts, a position she held until her appointment as the Cook County Public Defender.

Over the years, Ms. Campanelli has been a frequent lecturer and trainer on mental health issues, trial advocacy, trial preparation, and therapeutic courts. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ms. Campanelli is a lifelong member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and a past president of the Southwest Suburban Alumni Association.

James E. Chadd  

James E. Chadd was appointed director of the Office of the State Appellate Defender in January 2018. Mr. Chadd has spent his entire legal career with the Office of the State Appellate Defender, beginning as an assistant appellate defender in Springfield in 1984. He moved to the Chicago office in 1989, became a supervisor in 2002, an assistant deputy in 2010, and the deputy state appellate defender in 2014. In 2011, Mr. Chadd received the James B. Haddad Award in recognition of a career marked by extraordinary legal work and dedication to representing indigent clients. Mr. Chadd holds a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature from the University of Oregon and a juris doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Tom Dart  

Tom Dart was first sworn in as the 52nd Cook County sheriff in 2006. Mr. Dart began his career in public service as an assistant state’s attorney in Cook County. In 1992, Mr. Dart won a seat in the Illinois House, where he sponsored Mayor Daley’s Safe Neighborhoods Act and authored several state laws designed to crack down on child sex offenders, including a statute that targeted child predators that use the Internet to lure young victims. Mr. Dart also wrote the Sexually Violent Predators Commitment Act, enabling judges to detain sexual predators in state mental health facilities if they believe the offender is likely to commit new sex crimes. Mr. Dart joined the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in 2003, where he served as chief of staff to former Cook County Sheriff Michael F. Sheahan.

Debra Dyer-Webster  

Debra Dyer-Webster is interim director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She has worked for DCFS for more than 25 years, serving in numerous capacities that included chief deputy director, guardianship administrator, affirmative action deputy director, chief deputy general counsel, deputy director of external affairs, child protective services supervisor, investigator, and child welfare specialist. Ms. Dyer-Webster also is a former Cook County assistant state’s attorney.

Ms. Dyer-Webster holds a juris doctorate from the Chicago Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, and a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in social science from Jackson State University.

Dr. Ngozi Ezike  

Dr. Ngozi Ezike is acting director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Dr. Ezike is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who comes to IDPH from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), where she served for more than 15 years, and is medical director at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Prior to joining CCDPH, Dr. Ezike served as Austin Health Center medical director where she actively engaged with the community on a variety of health initiatives. She also has delivered inpatient care at Stroger Hospital and primary and preventive care in community and school-based clinics.

Dr. Ezike is a national policy advisor on juvenile correctional health topics who has presented at numerous local and national conferences for medical professionals and youth audiences alike. She received a medical degree from University of California at San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Harvard University. Dr. Ezike also holds a management certificate from Harvard Business School and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush University.

Brent Fischer  

Brent Fischer was appointed executive director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in December 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Fischer served for 17 years as Adams County Sheriff. He began his career at the Adam County Sheriff’s Office as a court security officer in 1991 and was hired as a deputy sheriff in 1994. Mr. Fischer served 10 years as a board member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, including two years as the board’s chairman, and he is a past president Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

Kimberly M. Foxx  

Kimberly M. Foxx was elected Cook County State’s Attorney in 2016 and is the first African-American woman to lead the office. Prior to being elected state’s attorney, Ms. Foxx served as chief of staff or Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. As President Preckwinkle’s senior advisor and lead strategist, she oversaw a $4 billion annual budget. She also was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Her efforts contributed to a significant drop in the Cook County jail population while promoting public safety.

A veteran prosecutor, Ms. Foxx served as an assistant state’s attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for 12 years. She has also served as a guardian ad litem in the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office.

Ms. Foxx is a board member at Adler University and Free Spirit Media, where she also served as board president. Ms. Foxx is a former board chair of Planned Parenthood of Illinois and a past president of the National Black Prosecutors Association-Chicago Chapter. She is a member of Leadership Greater Chicago and the Chicago Council of Lawyers.

Born and raised on Chicago’s Near North Side in Cabrini Green, Ms. Foxx earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University (SIU) and a juris doctorate from the SIU School of Law.

Rob Jeffreys  

Rob Jeffreys is Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Mr. Jeffreys is a nationally recognized criminal justice expert with correctional experience spanning more than two decades. He spent 21 of his 24 years in corrections management at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC), where he served as the agency’s chief of staff. Prior to that, Mr. Jeffreys served as ODRC Regional Director and managed the operations of eight adult prisons and the Adult Parole Authority across 20 counties, oversaw 25,000 offenders and 3,700 staff, and managed an annual budget of $340 million. As bureau chief of Classification and Reception at ODRC, Mr. Jeffreys provided population management for over 50,000 offenders based on trends, research, and data analysis variables. He also served as warden for Ohio correctional institutions in Chillicothe and Marion, deputy warden in Toledo, and in various positions at ODRC’s St. Clairsville facility. He began his career as a corrections class specialist in ODRC’s Bureau of Research.

From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Jeffries was on special assignment under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act as a National Prison Security Program Coordinator with the National Institute of Corrections in Washington, D.C. In that role, he developed programs and assessments for over 26 federal and state agencies in the areas of security operations, security audit training, staffing analysis, emergency preparedness, prison management, and technical assistance.

Mr. Jeffreys received both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice from Marshall University.

Eddie Johnson  

Eddie Johnson was appointed Chicago Police Department Superintendent in April 2016. Since his appointment, Mr. Johnson has set out to implement systemic reforms around police accountability and transparency and build a culture within the department to strengthen public trust and reduce gun violence.

As superintendent, Mr. Johnson has developed a comprehensive violence reduction strategy which will add nearly 1,000 police officers to the streets of Chicago, invested in technology so officers can police smarter and more effectively, and initiated a comprehensive policy agenda to create a culture of accountability in the criminal justice system for repeat gun offenders that drive the majority of Chicago violence.

Mr. Johnson joined the Chicago Police Department in 1988, serving for the majority of his career within the Detective Division and Gang/Tactical units and Patrol Bureau, where he rose to the rank of chief. He is a Chicago native who grew up in Cabrini Green and on the city’s South Side. He is a member of the Executive Board of NOBLE’s Chicago Chapter, the St. Jude Board of Directors, and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Assistance Committee.

Mr. Johnson is a recipient of the Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Award and has a received several department commendations. He received a bachelor’s degree from Governors State University and is expecting his master’s degree in public policy and administration with a specialization in public safety and national security from Northwestern University in 2017.

Maureen Josh  

Maureen Josh is the DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk, a position she has held for more than 30 years. As keeper of the records, Ms. Josh manages a team of 40 clerks, while working with members and agencies of the court system and the general public. Ms. Josh has served as president of the Northeast Illinois Circuit Clerk’s Association since 1989 and is a member of the Illinois Association of Circuit Court Clerks Executive Board and Legislative Committee.

In addition to her current service as an Authority Member, Ms. Josh served on the Authority from 2000 to 2006. She also currently serves as a Supreme Court appointee on the Statutory Court Fee Task Force and the e-Business Policy Advisory Board Technical Committee.

She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the 2013 NIU College of Law Alumni Council’s Public Service Award and Circuit Clerk of the Year in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2015. Ms. Josh earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Brendan Kelly  

Brendan Kelly is acting director of the Illinois State Police. Mr. Kelly also serves St. Clair County State’s Attorney, a post he’s held since 2010. He previously served as an assistant state’s attorney and has had a wide range of experience with law enforcement. During his military service as an officer in the United States Navy, Mr. Kelly conducted research on Israeli-Palestinian joint police patrols in the Middle East. As an assistant state’s attorney, he served on the Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council. He was a member of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, the Illinois Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Commission, and the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.

Mr. Kelly received a juris doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from the University of Notre Dame.

Bryan Kibler  

Bryan Kibler is the Effingham County State’s Attorney. Mr. Kibler’s office prosecutes 250 felonies and 500 misdemeanors a year, as well as advises the county on civil issues. Previously, Mr. Kibler owned his own practice where he concentrated on criminal defense and family law. Mr. Kibler earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and his law degree from Southern Illinois University.

David Olson  

David Olson, Ph.D., is a professor and graduate program director in the at Loyola University Chicago Criminal Justice and Criminology Department and co-director of Loyola’s interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. Dr. Olson also is a 20-year veteran of ICJIA, where he served as director of Illinois’ Statewide Drug and Violent Crime Control Strategy Impact Evaluation Program and was responsible for overseeing the evaluation and monitoring of federally funded drug control efforts in Illinois. With more than 30 years of experience in criminal justice, Dr. Olson has worked with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies to develop and evaluate programs and policies, particularly in community and institutional corrections. Dr. Olson received a bachelor’s of science degree in criminal justice from Loyola University Chicago, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a doctorate in political science/public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also was the recipient of the Assistant United States Attorney General’s Graduate Research Fellowship.

Joseph M. Perez  

Joseph M. Perez was appointed chief of the Metra Police Department in 2014. A 28-year veteran of the Illinois State Police Department (ISP) with a diverse service record, Mr. Perez was hired to lead the Metra Police transformation into a modern, efficient and effective force.

Mr. Perez started his law enforcement career with ISP as a trooper in 1986 and steadily rose through the ranks on a variety of assignments. As an ISP Major, he oversaw all department law enforcement activities and more than 800 sworn officers and civilian staff across northern Illinois. A command officer for more than 14 years, he supervised patrol, investigative and specialty units, served as a police academy instructor, was responsible for the protection of Illinois Constitutional Officers, and planned the safety and security for several significant events, including the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.

Mr. Perez is a member of the Chicago FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board, the American Public Transportation Association Security Peer Advisory Group, and the Association of American Railroads Rail Security Working Committee. He was recipient of the 2014 Hector Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association.

Toni Preckwinkle  

Toni Preckwinkle was elected Cook County Board President in November 2010. Ms. Preckwinkle has been a dedicated community leader for more than two decades, providing independent and progressive leadership founded on experience, coalition building, and a commitment to practical results. Prior to joining the Cook County Board, Ms. Preckwinkle served as alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward for 19 years. In that time, Ms. Preckwinkle built a professional and responsive ward organization and worked tirelessly to meet the diverse needs of her constituents. She fought for greater funding for education and affordable housing in her ward. She also sponsored the living wage and affordable housing ordinances, and was a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to institute a more racially equitable map of Chicago’s ward boundaries.

Prior to joining Chicago City Council, Ms. Preckwinkle taught high school history in Chicago for 10 years. During that time, she ran a non-profit organization aimed at neighborhood improvement. Ms. Preckwinkle was recipient of the IVI-IPO Best Alderman Award in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005 and 2008, and the 1997 and 2009 Leon Despres Awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Kwame Raoul  

Kwame Raoul was sworn in as the 42nd Attorney General of Illinois in January 2019. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, handling matters at the trial and appellate level in the criminal, civil and juvenile divisions of the office. He subsequently served as a senior staff attorney for the City Colleges of Chicago, handling primarily labor and employment matters. Mr. Raoul has also been a partner at two national law firms, serving in the health care and labor and employment practice groups.

In 2004, Mr. Raoul was appointed to serve as the state senator representing the 13th Legislative District, where he was subsequently re-elected on multiple occasions to represent the district. As a senator, Raoul led negotiations and sponsored legislation that eliminated the death penalty, required background checks on private gun transfers, and promoted law enforcement and criminal justice reform.

Mr. Raoul has been recognized for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, which includes passage of the Safe Homes Act and the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. He earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and his juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Kathryn Saltmarsh  

Kathryn Saltmarsh is the executive director of the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council (SPAC), a position she has held since 2010. Prior to joining SPAC, Ms. Saltmarsh was legislative affairs director for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. She also served as a legislative and appellate policy advisory with the Office of the State Appellate Defender, where she was actively involved in the negotiation and passage of death penalty reform legislation. Ms. Saltmarsh chose a public service career focusing on criminal justice as a member of the post-conviction legal team for Randy Steidl, a wrongfully convicted death row inmate who was released after 17 years in prison. Ms. Saltmarsh is former co-director of the Criminal Law Edit, Alignment and Reform (CLEAR) Commission, which drafted the statute that created SPAC and sponsored multiple bills to simplify and modernize the Illinois Criminal Code and Code of Corrections. She serves on the Budgeting for Results Commission, Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board, and Center for State Policy and Leadership Board at the University of Illinois Springfield. Ms. Saltmarsh graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Marc D. Smith  

Marc D. Smith is acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Prior to his appointment, Mr. Smith served as the executive vice president of foster care and intact services at Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, Illinois’ largest provider of services to families in crisis, since 2009. In the role, he collaborated with child welfare leaders, professionals and other stakeholders to implement family-centered systems and practices that protected and supported vulnerable children and families. Prior to serving with Aunt Martha’s, Mr. Smith worked for more than two decades as a social worker, trainer and leader in child welfare. From 2004 to 2009, he served as a program administrator and recovery coach at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, where he managed the child welfare division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith worked as a public service administrator for DCFS from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Smith has served on numerous boards, committees and work groups, helping to shape policies and inform best practices in leadership and in the field. He has also led the development of program models that have increased the likelihood of family reunification, increased adoptions and significantly improved the ability of workers and agencies to connect people with substance abuse treatment, mental health care and other supportive services. A licensed clinical social worker and certified trainer, Mr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University and his master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jennifer Vollen-Katz  

Jennifer Vollen-Katz is executive director of the John Howard Association. In this role, she monitors conditions and programming in Illinois correction and detention facilities and helps create and implement system-wide operational and policy reform. JMs. Vollen-Katz serves as chairwoman of the State Advisory Board to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Prior to joining the John Howard Association, Ms. Vollen-Katz was a lecturer in law and a clinical supervisor at the University of Chicago Law School Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. She also was a staff attorney with the Federal Defender Program of Northern Illinois, where she represented indigent defendants in federal criminal cases in the Northern District.

Ms. Vollen-Katz earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, her juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her master’s degree in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics in London, England.

Paula Wolff  

Paula Wolff is director of the Illinois Justice Project, a civic organization that works to reform the criminal justice system. Ms. Wolff has focused much of her career on justice policy. From 2000 to 2014, she led the Justice and Violence Group of Metropolis Strategies, the predecessor to the Illinois Justice Project.

From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Wolff served as president of Governors State University. She was responsible for the management of the university, oversaw faculty, students, the budget and strategic direction. During her tenure, enrollment grew by 22 percent to more than 9,000 students. Ms. Wolff also served as the director of policy and planning for former Gov. James Thompson. In that role, she directed development and implemented policy at all levels of state government. She also worked for former Governor Richard Ogilvie.

Ms. Wolff earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and has her master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago.

Jason Stamps  |  Acting Executive Director

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Sharyn Adams  |  Research Analyst

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Jamila Akil  |  Criminal Justice Specialist Trainee

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Paola Baldo  |  Research Analyst

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Shamsideen Balogun  |  Grant Specialist

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Wanda Block  |  Grant Specialist

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Craig Cady  |  Grant Specialist

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John Caporale  |  Advanced Grantee Auditor

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Malea Conro  |  Grant Specialist

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Karen Crawford  |  Grantee Auditor

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Reshma Desai  |  Strategic Policy Advisor

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Nancy Determann  |  Accountant Advanced

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Mary Ann Dyar  |  Program Director

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Dawn English  |  Human Resources Professional

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Justin Escamilla  |  Manager, Center for Violence Prevention and Intervention Research

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Cristin Evans  |  Public Information Officer

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Rise Evans  |  Grant Specialist

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Jin Fong  |  Programmer Analyst

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Alysson Gatens  |  Research Analyst

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Lily Gleicher  |  Research Analyst

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Emilee Green  |  Research Analyst

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Karl Gruschow  |  Research Analyst

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Tracy Hahn  |  Manager of the Center for Sponsored Research & Program Development

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Shataun Hailey  |  Victim Services Manager

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Jennifer Hiselman  |  Infonet Manager

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Shai Hoffman  |  Grant Manager for Violence Prevention Grants

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Jaclyn Houston Kolnik  |  Manager and Victimologist for the Center for Victim Studies

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Marilyn D. Jackson  |  Administrative Specialist

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Anthony Jenkins  |  Associate Director of Information Systems

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Bobae Kang  |  Research Analyst

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Simeon Kim  |  Associate General Counsel

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Barbara King  |  Grantee Auditor

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John Klaer  |  Business Manager

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Jude Lemrow  |  Administrative Assistant

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Christina Lorenzo  |  Intern

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Norman Mason  |  Technical Support Specialist

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Ieva Massengill  |  Financial and Budget Manager

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Bharat Mehta  |  Accountant Advanced

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Ernst Melchior  |  Computer Support Specialist

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Lynne Mock  |  Research Manager

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Vanessa Morris  |  Administrative Assistant

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Yolanda Mosley  |  IT Systems Administrator

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Robin Murphy  |  Deputy General Counsel

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Lajuana Murphy  |  Grant Specialist

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Wanda Painter  |  IT Systems Administrator

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Kelly Pasholk  |  Associate General Council

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Adriana Perez  |  GATA Chief Accountability Officer

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Idetta Phillips  |  Research Analyst

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Lacey Pollock  |  Grant Specialist - Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council

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James Radcliffe  |  Technical Assistance Provider

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Trevor W. Ramsey  |  Grant Specialist Trainee

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Mary Ratliff  |  Program Director of the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council

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Jessica Reichert  |  Acting Associate Director

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Ronnie Reichgelt  |  Victim Services Program Administrator

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Scott Risolute  |  Associate General Counsel

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Luisa Salazar  |  Grant Specialist

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Kyle Schlegel  |  Grant Specialist

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Christopher Schweda  |  Web Developer

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Tierra Scott  |  Grant Specialist

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Dennis Shaw  |  Accountant

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Lauren Simmons  |  Grant Specialist

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Gail Smith  |  Policy and Project Coordinator

Adult Redeploy   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Zina Smith  |  Associate Director of Human Resources

Human Resources   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Gregory Stevens  |  Acting Associate Director of the Federal State Grants Unit

Federal and State Grants   |    (312) 793‐0890   | 

Thomas Sumner  |  Technical Assistance Provider

Federal and State Grants Adult Redeploy   |    312-793-8550   | 

Jesse Tapia  |  Accounting Manager

Office of Fiscal Management   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Linda Taylor  |  Award Specialist

Federal and State Grants   |    (312) 793‐0898   | 

Amanda L. Vasquez  |  Research Analyst

Research and Analysis   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Angie Weis  |  Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer

Office of the Executive Director   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Lauren Weisner  |  Research Analyst

Research and Analysis   |    312-793-8550   | 

Christine Devitt Westley  |  Manager of the Center for Criminal Justice Data and Analytics

Research and Analysis   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

Carrie Wiekerson  |  Grant Specialist

Federal and State Grants   |    312-793-8550   | 

Stacey Woods  |  Grant Specialist

Federal and State Grants   |    312-793-8550   | 

Ming Xie  |  Programmer Analyst

Information Systems   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

James Yuan  |  Programmer Analyst

Information Systems   |    (312) 793-8550   | 

2019 Authority Board Meetings begin at 10 a.m. at Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 W. Adams St., Suite 200,Chicago, IL 60606, 2nd Floor Building Conference Room.

December 19, 2019
September 19, 2019
June 27, 2019
April 24, 2019 Materials
March 21, 2019

These are proposed scheduled dates and are subject to change.

2018 Authority Board Meetings begin at 10 a.m. at Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago.

November 29, 2018 Rescheduled to December 11, 2018** Materials    Minutes
August 30, 2018 Rescheduled to August 22, 2018*    Minutes
May 31, 2018 Materials   
February 15, 2018 Materials   

* Authority Quarterly Board meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, August 30, 2018 to Wednesday, August 22, 2018. At the June Board meeting it was discussed that the August Board Meeting is moving to Springfield for the VOCA All-Sites Conference. The ICJIA Board Meeting at VOCA All-Sites Conference it is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:45 AM to 12 PM at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703.

** Authority Quarterly Board meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1 PM at ICJIA 300 W. Adams St., Suite 200, 2nd Floor Building Conference Chicago, IL 60606.

2017 Authority Board Meetings begin at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago.

December 1, 2017**   
November 30, 2017** Materials   
September 8, 2017 Materials    Minutes
June 2, 2017 Materials    Minutes
March 3, 2017 Materials    Minutes
January 27, 2017* Materials    Minutes

* Authority Quarterly Board meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, December 2, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago, Illinois.

** Authority Quarterly Board meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, December 1, 2017 to Thursday, November 30, 2017.

2016 Authority Board Meetings begin at 9 a.m., at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 2, 2016***   
September 16, 2016** Materials   
June 3, 2016 Materials    Minutes
March 11, 2016* Materials    Minutes

*** Authority Quarterly Board meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, December 2, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago, Illinois.

** This is a rescheduled date, the original scheduled meeting was Friday, September 9, 2016 and has been changed to Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9 AM. There is a Time Change for the Friday, September 16, Board Meeting to 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the following location: Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago

* This is a rescheduled date, the original scheduled meeting was March 4, 2016 and has been changed to March 11, 2016 at 9 AM at the following location: Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room N505, Chicago

December 16, 2015 Materials    Minutes
September 11, 2015 Materials    Minutes
June 5, 2015 Materials    Minutes

The 2018 Authority AD HOC Board Committee is a newly formed committee, which will evaluate the infrastructure of our Board and guide the content of quarterly meetings.

November 13, 2018 Materials   
September 18, 2018 Materials    Minutes
July 12, 2018 Materials    Minutes

2019 Authority Budget Committee Meetings begin at 10 a.m., at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Large Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 12, 2019
October 17, 2019
August 15, 2019 Agenda & Materials   Supplmental  
June 20, 2019 Summary   VOCA memo   Supplemental memo   Materials  
April 18, 2019 Materials   Summary   Minutes  
February 28, 2019 Materials    Summary    Updated Agenda   Minutes

2018 Authority Budget Committee Meetings begin at 10 a.m., at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Large Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 13, 2018 Materials       Action Taken    Minutes
October 18, 2018 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
September 4, 2018 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
August 14, 2018 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
June 21, 2018 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
April 19, 2018
Rescheduled*
      Action Taken
February 28, 2018 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken

* The ICJIA Budget Committee Meeting for April 19, 2018 has been Rescheduled to June 21, 2018.

2017 Authority Budget Committee Meetings begin at 10 a.m., at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 13, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
November 16, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
October 25, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
September 28, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
July 27, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken

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May 25, 2017 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
March 30, 2017 CANCELLED       Action Taken
February 24, 2017* Materials    Minutes    Action Taken

* The ICJIA Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. at 300 West Adams Street, Suite 200, Chicago.

2016 Authority Budget Committee Meetings begin at 9 a.m., at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

November 17, 2016 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
September 16, 2016 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
August 18, 2016 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
May 12, 2016 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
January 19, 2016 Materials    Minutes    Action Taken
December 4, 2015      
October 20, 2015 Materials    Minutes    Actions Taken
September 24, 2015 Materials    Minutes    Actions Taken
September 11, 2015      
August 6, 2015 Materials    Minutes    Actions Taken
June 19, 2015 Materials    Minutes    Actions Taken
January 30, 2015 Materials    Minutes    Actions Taken

2019 Coordinating Council Advisory Committee Meetings at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Large Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 12, 2019      
October 17, 2019      
August 15, 2019      
June 20, 2019      
April 18, 2019      
February 28, 2019      

2018 Coordinating Council Advisory Committee Meetings at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 13, 2018 Agenda      
October 18, 2018 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
August 9, 2018 Agenda       Minutes
June 14, 2018 Agenda       Minutes
April 19, 2018 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
February 28, 2018 Agenda    Materials   

2019 Authority Institutional Review Board meetings at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

August 30, 2019 Agenda   
April 26, 2019 Agenda   

2018 Authority Institutional Review Board meetings at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

November 1, 2018   
October 22, 2018 Materials   
August 2, 2018 RESCHEDULED to August 15, 2018 Materials   
June 27, 2018 RESCHEDULED to July 7, 2018 Materials   
May 3, 2018 Materials    Minutes
March 29, 2018 Materials    Minutes
February 1, 2018 Materials    Minutes

2017 Authority Institutional Review Board meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 7, 2017 Materials    Minutes
October 19, 2017 Materials    Minutes
July 7, 2017 Materials    Minutes
June 1, 2017 Materials    Minutes
February 16, 2017 Materials    Minutes

2016 Authority Institutional Review Board meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

November 17, 2016   
August 18, 2016 Materials    Minutes
May 19, 2016 Materials   
February 18, 2016 Materials    Minutes
October 21, 2016 Materials   

2018 Strategic Opportunities Committee Meetings at 1pm, at ICJIA, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.

December 13, 2018      
October 11, 2018      
August 9, 2018      
June 14, 2018      
April 19, 2018 Agenda    Materials   
February 28, 2018 Agenda      
December 13, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
October 25, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
August 29, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
June 27, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
April 27, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
February 27, 2017 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
October 27, 2016 Agenda       Minutes
July 18, 2016 Agenda       Minutes
May 25, 2016 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
April 27, 2016 Agenda       Minutes
March 29, 2016 Agenda and Materials    Minutes
February 25, 2016 Agenda    Materials    Minutes
December 7, 2016
VOCA Rules & Allowability Webinar
Recording
September 27, 2016 Agenda      
June 15, 2017 Agenda      

On June 15, 2017, ICJIA welcomed Dr. Alicia Boccellari to discuss the University of California at San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center program.

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For meeting material prior to January, 2015, please see our meeting archive.