CJC Alum appointed Director of Research and Evaluation for County Agency
Jordan Boulger (Criminal Justice and Criminology BS '07 & MA '09 from Loyola) was recently appointed as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Cook County Adult Probation Department. Cook County Adult Probation is the largest accredited probation agency in the United States, supervising roughly 25,000 individuals on any given day. As the first Director of Research and Evaluation in the Department in the last several decades, Jordan will design and oversee all research activities for the Department, including program evaluation and regular caseload monitoring. While a graduate student at Loyola, Jordan was a research assistant working on a variety of projects with the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee, and completed a thesis examining recidivism of individuals released from Illinois Youth Centers. Following graduation, Jordan worked a little over four years at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority as a Criminal Justice Specialist before going to Adult Probation.