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IDOC Advisory Board

Illinois Department of Corrections Advisory Board

An advisory board to the agency is established under the Illinois Compiled Statutes.  The Adult Advisory Board is established by Chapter 730 Illinois Compiled Statues 5/3-2-6 and is composed of nine persons appointed by the Governor for a term of six years. The Director and Assistant Director serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

The Board advises the Director concerning policy matters and programs of the Department with regard to the custody, care, study, discipline, training and treatment of persons in the State correctional institutions and for the care and supervision of persons released on parole.

Board Members

  • Dr. David Olson
  • Sheriff Richard Watson
  • Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia 
  • Marlon Chamberlain
  • Sadie Joseph
  • John Crivellone
  • Jennifer Vollen Katz
  • Xavier Williams
  • Alexis Mansfield

Ex-Officio – Latoya Hughes, Acting Director

Ex-Officio – Alyssa Williams-Schafer

Subcommittee on Women Offenders

The Subcommittee on Women Offenders advises the Advisory Board and the Director on all policy matters and programs of the Department with regard to the custody, care, study, discipline, training and treatment of women in the State correctional institutions and for the care and supervision of women released on parole.  The Subcommittee shall be composed of 3 members of the Advisory Board appointed by the Chairman who shall designate one member as the chairman of the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee shall meet no less often than quarterly and at other times at the call of its chairman.

Advisory Board Documents

Meeting Notices and Minutes