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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 (for press release go to http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&RecNum=13976).

For a link to the Final Report go to http://www.icjia.state.il.us/cjreform2015/pdf/CJSR_Final_Report_Dec_2016.pdf. Dr. David Olson, Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Co-Director of Loyola’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice served as an appointed member of the Commission. Loyola’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice has received support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to conduct research and provide technical assistance to implement a number of the reform efforts described in the Commission’s Final Report, and over the next two years faculty and students from a variety of academic disciplines at Loyola will be working on these efforts.