Reshma Desai

Strategic Policy Advisor & Project Director

Reshma Desai is a Strategic Policy Advisor at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Project Director for Illinois HEALS (Helping Everyone Access Linked Systems): Office of Victims of Crime Linking systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Project. She has worked in the areas of violence prevention and intervention for over twenty years in direct service, program management, and grant program development. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Illinois Partnership for Safety Coalition, represents ICJIA on the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership and Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition as well as other public facing events. She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Iowa.

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