Senior Staff Attorney, Elissa Johnson and Dr. David Olson gave plenary presentations at the Aids Foundation of Chicago
Elissa Johnson and David Olson both gave plenary presentations at the Aids Foundation of Chicago day-long conference on October 6, 2016, that examined the relationship between mass incarceration, racial equity and social justice in the criminal justice system. Elissa is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and she earned her J.D. and MSW from Loyola, where she was also a former Childlaw Fellow in Loyola's Civitas Childlaw Program. Dr. Olson is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences, and is also the co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice with Diane Geraghty, the A. Kathleen Beazley Chair in Children's Law and Director of the Civitas Childlaw Program in Loyola's School of Law.