Use of Administrative Records by State Statistical Analysis Centers - Participant Bios
Illinois Statistical Analysis Center Director
Research and Analysis Unit, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Mark Myrent is Associate Director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority's Research and Analysis Unit. With more than 30 years as a research coordinator and policy analyst, he has served as SAC Director since 2007. Mark has directed multiple criminal justice research, evaluation, technical assistance, and policy analysis studies during that time, and authored publications on criminal justice strategic planning, juvenile justice trends, drug enforcement, disproportionate minority contact, criminal history records, criminal justice data quality and information sharing, victim assistance programs, and jail crowding. He has also produced a comprehensive, long-range planning document for the Chicago region containing recommendations for action in the area of crime and justice, and has overseen a major renovation of the agency's web-based information and data services. Mark previously served as Research Director for the Cook County Juvenile Court, conducting studies of juvenile detention alternatives and mental health screening of court-involved youth, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago campuses of Loyola University and the University of Illinois.
Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D.
Director of of Research
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Stan Orchowsky has over 30 years' experience in criminal justice research, policy development, and program evaluation. He has taught numerous classes on research methods and performance measurement. Stan formerly served as Evaluation Section Chief for the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services.