2019 • 11 months • Criminal Justice
Loyola University of Chicago’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice (the Center) is an organization dedicated to promoting fair, informed, effective, and ethical approaches to criminal justice policy and practice through collaborative interdisciplinary research and evaluation, professional leadership development, and targeted projects focused on improving the Illinois criminal justice system. The Center in partnership with the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender (Public Defender) will use the award to improve the Public Defender’s case management system (eDefender) to provide for more robust, and efficient case management. The award will allow Loyola staff to assess gaps in data management and analytics within the current case management system, provide training to Public Defender staff on the importance of data collection and analysis, and support the overall strategic planning and project coordination within the Public Defender’s office.
2017 • 1 year, 7 months • Criminal Justice
The Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice at Loyola University Chicago (the Center) was established in 2015 with the aim of leveraging the resources of a large urban university and the collective strength of diverse disciplines to promote fair, informed, and effective approaches to criminal justice policy and practice in Illinois. With current support from the Foundation, the Center is working with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and selected Illinois counties to establish and support Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, collaborative county-level planning bodies that use data to determine how they can most effectively and efficiently address their crime problems without unnecessary incarceration. This award enables the Center to design and implement an online statewide public safety assessment and prison utilization dashboard that will support similar data-informed planning and analysis across all 102 Illinois counties.
2016 • 3 years, 1 month • Criminal Justice
The Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice at Loyola University Chicago (the Center) was established in 2015 with the aim of leveraging the resources of a large urban university and the collective strength of diverse disciplines to promote fair, informed, and effective approaches to criminal justice policy and practice in Illinois. This award enables the Center to provide state and local government agencies in Illinois with ongoing technical assistance and research and evaluation support. This will help position the state to increase the fairness and effectiveness of the justice system and reduce unnecessary incarceration by implementing the reform recommendations of the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform (the Commission), which was formed with the goal of finding ways to reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in the year 2025.
2015 • 3 years, 10 months • Criminal Justice
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) is a private university with a tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to social justice. This award enables Loyola's newly established interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice (the Center) to embark upon an ambitious two-year plan to promote and support criminal justice reform in Illinois. The Center will serve as a focal point and catalyst for systems reform by marshalling research and data to identify needed changes in policy and practice, build and strengthen relationships across diverse stakeholder groups to advance those reforms, and provide the necessary tools and resources to implement and evaluate their outcomes and impact.
2002 • 1 year, 11 months • Community & Economic Development
To support urban policy research conducted by a partnership between local universities and community-based organizations (over two years).
1990 • 1 year
To support the Research and Action Group Project.
1989 • 1 year, 1 month
To support the Joint Project of Loyola University and University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Urban Economic Development to identify research needs in the areas of gentrification and displacement/economic development and economic restructuring.