llinois Criminal Justice Information Authority issued the following announcement on July 25.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Stamps to ICJIA Executive Director. Mr. Stamps was nominated by Gov. JB Pritzker to the position and must be confirmed by the Illinois Senate.
Mr. Stamps has nearly two decades of experience in law enforcement research and training and most recently served as acting director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ). In that role, Mr. Stamps managed administrative duties while serving as lead curriculum developer and member of the cadre of trainers for diversity and inclusion and procedural justice training programs. He also advised law enforcement agencies in internal and external procedural justice and police legitimacy.
"I applaud Governor Pritzker's appointment of Jason Stamps as ICJIA's Executive Director. Director Stamps brings a depth of criminal justice experience that will help our state create a justice system that better reflects our values," said Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. "Director Stamps' extensive background in engaging public safety stakeholders, managing federal and local grants, and conducting research and evaluation will be an asset to our Justice, Equity & Opportunity Initiative and our entire state."
Prior to joining CPSJ, Mr. Stamps was director of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Professional Training Division. He also served as the director of New Programs, associate director of the Management Training Division, and an instructor in the School of Police Staff and Command, where he lectured in resource allocation and deployment and applied statistics.
Mr. Stamps also worked for the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships (IPSP) at UIC. Starting as a graduate research assistant for IPSP, he rose to the position of assistant director of Operations, managing all grant funds supporting the institute. His research activities included developing and implementing a research protocol to study UIC Clery mandatory reporter system effectiveness and designing survey instruments and performing data analysis for several police departments in response to state-mandated traffic stop data collection efforts.
Mr. Stamps holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His graduate work at UIC focused on statistical methods and quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis. He also holds a master's degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
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