Appointed to serve as a member of the ICJIA
Dr. David Olson was appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) by the Illinois Governor’s Office, and was confirmed by the Illinois Senate on May 28, 2018 to serve in that position. ICJIA is the state’s criminal justice research, planning and grant making agency, and annually allocates more than $40 million through its grant programs. Dr. Olson began his career at ICJIA in 1988 as a student intern during his senior year at Loyola University Chicago, and worked there full-time following his graduation until he returned to Loyola as a faculty member. David has maintained a strong collaborative relationship with ICJIA since coming to Loyola, and Loyola’s Center for Criminal Justice is currently working with ICJIA on a project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support county-level criminal justice coordinating councils.