Dr. Olson recognized with ICJIA's Lifetime Service Award
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) honored the legacy of Dr. Candice Kane by presenting Dr. David Olson with the first annual Candice Kane Lifetime Service Award (2017). Dr. Kane spent over 20 years at ICJIA and led the agency as Executive Director for seven of those years. She retired in 2014 from University of Illinois at Chicago, Cure Violence, where she was Chief Operating Officer. In her career, Dr. Kane was dedicated to using research, collaboration, and innovation to improve public safety outcomes. This award recognizes an individual whose career in Illinois exemplifies this legacy of service.
Dr. David Olson began his research career at ICJIA, serving as Director of the Information Research Center, Research & Analysis Unit for seven years.
He is a Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology as well as Graduate Program Director. Dr. Olson is also the Co-Director of Loyola's new Center for Criminal Justice, Research, Policy, & Practice (LUC.edu/ccj).