Tracy Hahn

Tracy Hahn manages criminal justice research that is sponsored by ICJIA. She has overseen research and program evaluations conducted by experts in the field and has worked with the Authority’s Federal and State Grants Unit to develop program performance measures, identify evidence-based practices and document program effectiveness. Prior to her work with the Authority, she assisted in program development under the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Ms. Hahn earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor degree in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Tracy Hahn is the Authority Manager of the Center for Sponsored Research & Program Development.

(312) 793-8550  

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Master of Public Administration, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Areas of Interest

Criminal justice research, program evaluation, and performance management


Articles

Victim Needs Assessment
April 18, 2017 | Article | Victim Services, Victimization
In 2016, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority contracted with Aeffect, Inc. to conduct a statewide victim needs assessment. The study was designed to guide the ICJIA victim services planning process and provide insight into the prevalence of victimization, needs of victims, and their receipt and satisfaction with services. Major findings of the assessment are outlined.
By Tracy Hahn
Transitional housing for victims of intimate partner violence
May 3, 2016 | Article | Victims
Many victims of intimate partner violence find themselves at increased risk for homelessness as they make efforts to escape violence. The lack of stable, safe, and affordable housing is associated with negative outcomes for these victims. This article describes the relationship between housing instability and victim health and well-being, issues to consider when addressing housing stability for this population, and recommendations for policy and practice.
By Caitlin DeLong, Megan Alderden, Jennifer Hiselman, And Tracy Hahn
Mental Health Courts in Illinois
October 22, 2015 | Article | Prosecution and Courts
Mental health courts serve the challenging and extensive service needs of people who have a serious mental illness and are involved in the criminal justice system. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority awarded a grant to Loyola University Chicago to assess the operation of these courts in Illinois.
By Tracy Hahn
An evaluation of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Deferred Prosecution Program
August 20, 2015 | Article | Prosecution and Courts
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office implemented its alternative sentencing-focused Deferred Prosecution Program in February 2011. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority awarded a grant to the Loyola University Chicago to evaluate the program in 2013. The program became the model for the Offender Initiative Program, enacted by state law (730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.3) in 2013 to promote public safety, conserve resources, and reduce recidivism.
By Tracy Hahn