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  • ICJIA Announces Inaugural Candice M. Kane Lifetime Service Award

    Dr. David Olson is the inaugural recipient of the ICJIA Candice M. Kane Lifetime Service Award. The annual award is given to individuals who embody Candice's legacy of humility, innovation, and dedication to improving ICJIA's work.
  • Illinois Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Reform Issues Recommendations, Loyola to Assist in Implementation of Reform Efforts

    The Illinois Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform released its final report and set of recommendations on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
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  • The Decriminalizing Race And Poverty Symposium

    The Decriminalizing Race And Poverty Symposium will explore important current issues facing the justice system, including race and policing, debtors’ prison practices, and implicit bias in the criminal justice system.
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  • ICJIA Seeks Research and Data Specialists

    The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is seeking a new Criminal Justice Specialist in the Research and Evaluation Center to conduct research and evaluation through the development of research methodologies, creation of surveys, collection of data and research reports.
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  • Emerging Adults and the Criminal Justice System: Charting the Course for Policy and Practice

    Nearly 200 criminal justice and community stakeholders convened in February 2016 19th for the inaugural conference of Loyola’s new Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice.
  • Reducing Jail Populations, Improving Local Justice Systems

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $25 million in support for ambitious plans to create fairer, more effective local justice systems across the country. The Foundation is awarding grants of up to $3.5 million each to 11 jurisdictions to reduce their jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in their justice systems.
  • Crime of the Century: Our Tragic Failure to Prevent the Lead Pandemic

    Lead toxicity in children, which costs the U.S. $50 billion each year, is a major risk factor for IQ deficits, ADHD and violent crimes, yet its contribution to these preventable tragedies is largely ignored. Internationally renowned lead expert, Dr. Bruce Lanphear, will discuss the toxic legacy of lead poisoning, the history of #LeadEpidemic, and how we can address the tragedy.
  • National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) seeking new Executive Director

    The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking a new Executive Director. Based in Washington, D.C., the NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues.
  • Stopping “Crossover” from Childhood Maltreatment to Delinquency and Criminal Justice Involvement

    CCJ Program Manager Lisa Jacobs presented a session at the Illinois Judicial Education Conference on April 4th to provide Illinois judges with research, data and practice models for improving outcomes and public safety when youth become “dually involved” in child welfare and juvenile justice (delinquency) systems.
  • Center takes innovative approach to improving criminal justice system

    Loyola’s new Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice brings together experts and students from several fields of study to share resources and insights—with the ultimate goal of creating a criminal justice system that is more fair, effective, and cost efficient.