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Central Illinois Offender Reentry Symposium

Thursday, April 20th 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Please register

Event Description

We have a terrific day of speakers planned beginning with Director Rodger Heaton as our opening keynote speaker for the event. Director Heaton is Chairman of the Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform and serves as the Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Bruce Rauner. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Heaton served as United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois — the chief federal law enforcement official for 46 counties in central Illinois. His expertise will lay a dynamic foundation for the day to frame many of the issues that our other presenters, panelists and event attendees are addressing and confronting in their professional capacities whether it be through work in the Criminal Justice system, as a service provider, as an advocate or an academic.

Special guest, Illinois State Representative for District 92, Jehan Gordon-Booth will be among our esteemed presenters discussing her efforts and thoughts on reducing the prison population in Illinois.

General event details:

• 8:30 AM: Registration, Coffee and Networking
• 9:00 AM: Opening Keynote – Director Heaton remarks, followed by Q&A
• 10:00 AM to Noon: Panels/Presentations (with 15 min. break)
• Noon – 12:45 PM: Networking Lunch
• 12:45 PM to 4:30 PM (estimated): Panels/Presentations


Registration is free and lunch is included. Online registration is preferred.

In-person registration will be available on the morning of April 20th beginning at 8:15 outside the event room and will be available throughout the day.

This event will be located in the Bone Student Center’s Old Main Room (enter from University Street – room is located to the left on the 1st floor) (Occupancy 130 people). Convenient parking will be available in the pay lot behind the Bone Student Center and costs $1/hour.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Department of Criminal Justice Sciences
(309) 438-7626


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Old Main
(309) 438-4636