Dr. David Olson is the inaugural recipient of the ICJIA Candice M. Kane Lifetime Service Award. The annual award is given to individuals who embody Candice’s legacy of humility, innovation, and dedication to improving ICJIA’s work. A Loyola University Criminal Justice Professor and Co-Director of the University’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice, Dr. Olson has been a tremendous asset to ICJIA and the criminal justice community for nearly 30 years, providing support and expertise in countless research projects and sharing his wealth of knowledge with ICJIA staff, as well as practitioners, lawmakers, and policymakers across the state. Candice passed away earlier this year. The award was presented to Dr. Olson by ICJIA Executive Director John Maki at a Celebration of Candice’s Life on May 24 at Adler University.
On May 25, 2017, the ICJIA Budget Committee approved grant awards to the following agencies to support Civil Legal Services Programs. Grants will be made with Federal Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Victim of Crime Act funds. These grants were competitively bid through an ICJIA Notice of Funding Opportunity.