Use of Administrative Records by State Statistical Analysis Centers - Participant Bios

Max Schlueter, Ph.D.
SAC Director
Vermont Center for Justice Research

Max Schlueter currently serves as the Director of the Vermont Center for Justice Research (VCJR), the state's Statistical Analysis Center, and as Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies and Sociology at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Prior to his work at VCJR, Max served as the Director of the Vermont Criminal Information Center at the Vermont Department of Public Safety for 16 years. During his tenure at VCIC he served as the Director of Vermont's crime reporting system and was responsible for managing the State Identification Bureau, the Vermont Criminal History System, the Vermont Sex Offender Registry, and the State's National Crime Information Center program. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University.

Mark Myrent
SAC Director
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.

Moderator:

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.