Adult Redeploy Illinois - Staff
 
 

For more information on Adult Redeploy Illinois, please contact:

Mary Ann Dyar, Program Director, at maryann.dyar@illinois.gov

Mary Ann is the Program Director for the Adult Redeploy Illinois program created by the Crime Reduction Act of 2009 (P.A. 96-0761). As Program Director, Mary Ann is responsible for coordinating the disbursement of grants to local jurisdictions to expand alternatives to incarceration; assisting with the formulation of policies and procedures for the program; monitoring and conducting technical assistance for grantees; managing communication, outreach and reporting strategies for the program; and staffing the Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board.
Just prior to her work at the state level, Mary Ann was Program Manager with the Jtheustice/Violence Initiative of Chicago Metropolis 2020, a regional planning not-for-profit organization, working on policy issues related to childhood exposure to trauma and violence, juvenile justice, prisoner reentry, criminal law and sentencing reform. Mary Ann holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School, and undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Political Science from Indiana University-Bloomington. She served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, East Africa (1991-1993).

Adriana Pérez, Program Manager at adriana.perez@illinois.gov

Adriana is the Program Manager in the ARI Program where she previously worked as a grant monitor and research analyst with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) since 2003. As a grant monitor in the Federal and State Grants Unit (FSGU), Adriana monitored the Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Task Force grants as well as the Drug Prosecution grants funded under the Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). Prior to transferring to FSGU, Adriana was a research analyst in the Research and Analysis unit at ICJIA where she was the FSGU partner for the S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Grant (VAWA) and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) federal grant. As a VAWA and VOCA research partner she managed federally required data, set performance measures and analyzed data for the federal grants. Adriana assisted in the Victim Services AdHoc committee for strategic planning in use of both VAWA and S.T.O.P. VAWA funds.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from DePaul University in Sociology. She also is an adjunct professor with the City Colleges of Chicago, Harold Washington College, where she teaches various Sociology courses.

Lynne Mock, Ph.D. Research Manager at lynne.mock@illinois.gov

Lynne, Ph.D. is the Research Manager for Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI). Her degree is in clinical, social, and community psychology, with an emphasis on prevention research and program evaluation. Dr. Mock provides technical assistance and training and formulates and implements policies and procedures for ARI research and performance measurement. Dr. Mock develops and delivers presentations, prepares articles and reports on ARI program research and evaluation findings for publication, and collaborates with external program evaluators and researchers using ARI program data.

Laura Scherkenbach, Policy & Project Coordinator at laura.scherkenbach@illinois.gov

Laura is the Policy & Project Coordinator for Adult Redeploy Illinois. She received her Master of Arts in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 2017, during which she was a graduate student intern with ARI. Inspired by ARI’s mission and impact on criminal justice reform, Laura provides general policy and project coordination support to the program, assists to strengthen strategic partnerships, increases and institutionalizes information sharing, analyzes and presents data trends, and refines policies and procedures. Prior to graduate school and ARI, Laura served as a 2012 Teach For America corp member, teaching 7th grade math in the Mississippi Delta. She holds Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shamsideen Balogun, Criminal Justice Specialist / Grant Monitor at shamsideen.balogun@illinois.gov

Shamsideen (Deen) is a Criminal Justice Specialist/Grant Monitor for the Adult Redeploy Illinois Program at Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA). ICJIA is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice in Illinois. Shamsideen has also worked as a Research Analyst at ICJIA, and has collaborated with senior staff on few ICJIA projects, including Juvenile Redeploy Illinois database, and Quarterly Report of VOCA/VAWA grants to the Governor’s Office of Management and Budgeting. Shamsideen Balogun earned a B.Sc., in Marketing and Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and M.A.T in Elementary Education from National-Louis University, Chicago.

Hon. James M. Radcliffe (Ret.), Technical Assistance Provider
Judge Radcliffe, a Technical Assistance Provider for Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI), retired at the end of 2007 after 20 years as an Associate Circuit Judge in St. Clair County. In his role with ARI, Judge Radcliffe works closely with local ARI teams on program implementation, develops training and technical assistance strategies, conducts outreach to interested counties, and assists ARI staff on policies and procedures.

Judge Radcliffe was the presiding judge of the Juvenile Court in St. Clair County 1996-2007. Judge Radcliffe currently serves as the Associate Director of the Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP). He has served as a Technical Advisor to Adult Redeploy Illinois since its inception. Judge Radcliffe also serves as a mediator and arbitrator through his company, Associated Dispute Resolution. His office is in Belleville, Illinois.

Judge Radcliffe received his B.S. in psychology in 1972 from Loyola University and his JD (with distinction) in 1977 from John Marshall Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. Prior to being appointed to the bench in 1988, Judge Radcliffe served as an assistant public defender and was a member of the law firm of Sprague, Sprague & Ysursa in Belleville, IL. While on the bench, Judge Radcliffe tried hundreds of jury trials including capital cases and complex civil litigation. He is the former chair of the General Practice Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Illinois Appellate Defender's Office. Prior to becoming the Associate Director of LAP, he served several years on LAP's Board of Directors. He currently is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board, Juvenile Justice Initiative Board and the Department of Children and Family Services Citizens Task Force.

Judge Thomas R. Sumner (Ret.), Technical Assistance Provider
Retired Judge Thomas R. Sumner, a Technical Assistance Provider for Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI), retired from the bench in 2007 after serving nearly 20 years as a trial judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, the last 12 years in the Criminal Division in Chicago. In his role with ARI, Judge Sumner works closely with local ARI teams on program implementation, develops training and technical assistance strategies, conducts outreach to interested counties, and assists ARI staff on policies and procedures.

During his judicial career he was a faculty member of the Capital Cases Seminar Series committee and a member of the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions committee. He also served as a volunteer instructor and judge for law school trial advocacy and moot court competitions at John Marshall, Loyola and the University of Chicago law schools. Prior to going on the bench, he was managing partner of a small boutique law firm, Sumner and Smith, which focused on real estate and public finance transactions. He was also a trial attorney in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office for five years prior to private practice. Judge Sumner is a past President of the Cook County Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association.

In his most recent role, he served from April 2010 through February 2012 as the first Program Coordinator of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism where he assisted to develop and coordinate programs across Illinois designed to increase the professionalism, wellbeing, and inclusiveness of the Illinois bench and bar. Judge Sumner is a 1977 graduate of the John Marshall Law School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago.