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Board Members

EDITH CRIGLER, CHAIR

Ms. Crigler was appointed in October 2011. She has been employed in variety of human service positions in Chicago for over 40 years. She holds a BA in Political Science and a Para Legal Certificate from Roosevelt University and a MA Degree in Administration and Social Policy from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She is a nationally certified Balance and Restorative Justice Trainer, and was an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Chicago State University. She is also a social work field instructor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and Chicago State University Social Work Department.

Ms. Crigler was one of the first advocates in Chicago's Domestic Violence court and has a long history of working on behalf of victims of domestic violence and other individuals who have been marginalized. Her special interest is and has been in the area of rights and protection of women and children. She has designed and conducted workshops for human service and law enforcement professionals focused on the myriad of issues germane to poverty. She has served as a para legal and policy specialist for Metropolitan Chicago and the rest of the State of Illinois. She has a strong expertise in translating bureaucratic language into user friendly language for advocates.

Ms. Crigler was the first and only Director of the African American Caucus for the Family Resource Coalition of America (FRCA). At FRCA, she coordinated, supervised and directed all projects focused on African American family issues, which included publications, policy analysis, consulting and training.

Ms. Crigler was appointed in 2010 by the Governor to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and served as a commissioner.

JARED BOHLAND, MEMBER

Mr. Bohland was appointed in May 2021.  He comes with years of experience in the social service/social justice field.  Mr. Bohland graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  After some years working in the music industry, he and his wife moved back to Illinois to focus on community work.  Mr. Bohland's work history includes experience as a counselor for teens in residential treatment at Kemmerer Village, a case manager for homeless individuals with Homeward Bound, a public housing specialist with the Decatur Housing Authority, and several years as the client services coordinator and a contracted domestic violence certification trainer for Dove, Inc. Domestic Violence Program.

Mr. Bohland has been an active member of the Macon County Continuum of Care Homeless Advisory Council as well as the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  He remains involved with The Set Free Movement – Macon County Chapter as well as the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force.  He is a 1st Cohort Graduate of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Leadership Academy.  He served as Co-Chair of the ICADV Leadership Development Committee from 2017 until 2021.  Beyond standard Domestic Violence Certification, Mr. Bohland maintained Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional for several years, accumulating over 300 hours of continued education.  In 2020, Mr. Bohland was nominated and awarded Herald and Review's 20 under 40 Professionals in the Community.  He also currently maintains active involvement in men’s mentorship through First Christian Church in Decatur.  

MATTHEW COATES, MEMBER

Mr. Coates was appointed in July 2022. Mr. Coates holds an Associate Degree from Illinois Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Illinois State University, where he was also a student-athlete on the men’s basketball team and holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations from Bradley University. In 2021, he earned a certificate in Leadership with the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Peoria County Citizens Leadership Academy. In 2022, Mr. Coates was nominated and selected to the Pantagraph’s 20 Under 40 Leaders of Distinction Class for professionals in McLean County. 

Mr. Coates recently served as the Director of Communications at Bloomington Public School District 87 and as a McLean County Board Member. Most of his professional career has been in human services. Prior to these positions, he was a Restorative School Specialist at Project Oz, a Clinical Coordinator of Youth Services, and a Comprehensive Community Based Crisis Counselor at the Children’s Home Association of Illinois. Mr. Coates enjoys serving his community and is currently a member on several boards including: Project Oz, Breaking Chains Advancing Increase School of Arts (BCAI), and a member of the Illinois State University Athletic Council.

JULIE GLOBOKAR, MEMBER

Dr. Globokar was appointed in July 2022.  Dr. Globokar holds a PhD in Criminology, Law, and Justice and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.  As a university professor she has taught courses including Criminology, Gangs & Society, and Emerging Trends & Issues in Corrections.  She has published works about victim services, family violence, crime causation, and community corrections.

Since 2017 Dr. Globokar has been deeply involved in anti-violence work on Chicago’s West side, most notably as the founding chairperson of the board for the highly regarded violence prevention and intervention program Boxing Out Negativity.

JEFFREY GRUBBS, MEMBER

Mr. Grubbs was appointed in November 2022.  He most recently served as the Chief of Police for the City of Carbondale.  As Chief of Police, Grubbs ensured that the entire force was trained in De-Escalation and each officer was state certified as a juvenile officer.  Prior to Grubbs’ departure, efforts to train the entire department as Crisis Intervention Team Officers (CIT officers) had also begun.  During his tenure, the City’s Uniform Crime Report index reached its lowest levels in more than 25 years. 

Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, Grubbs served as a Deputy Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant, and as a Police Officer.  During his career in law enforcement, Grubbs was recognized by the Carbondale Police Department with the Chief’s Award of Valor and he is also a recipient of the Illinois Police Association’s Distinguished Law Enforcement Officer Award.

Grubbs received advanced, professional law enforcement training from the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Executive Development programs in Quantico, VA.  Grubbs holds an Associate of Applied Science from Southeastern Illinois College and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

RODGER HEATON, MEMBER

Mr. Heaton was appointed to the Board in May 2022.  He was a practicing attorney from 1985 – 2022, serving both as a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney throughout his legal career.  For several years, Mr. Heaton was the Director of Public Safety in Illinois, supervising all of the public safety agencies and boards, and the Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor.  In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Statewide Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.  For several years, he taught a course at the University of Illinois College of Law regarding White Collar Crime.

LEANN MILLER, MEMBER

Mrs. Miller was appointed in September 2021.  She comes with 35 years of Educational experience.  Mrs. Miller has over 20 years working in the Illinois Department of Corrections/School District 428.  She worked as an Educator, Assistant Principal, Principal, Associate Superintendent of the Southern Region and Superintendent of the School District.  Mrs. Miller has worked in every Correctional facility in the State of Illinois.

Mrs. Miller graduated with a BS in Education and a MS in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Her work experience has mostly been with the Department of Corrections/School District 428, but has several years working as a Principal in the public schools.

DONALD SHELTON, MEMBER

Mr. Shelton was appointed in September 2012. He retired from the Champaign Police Department after 23 years of service, the last 14 years at the rank of Patrol Sergeant. Mr. Shelton is credited with starting the agency's Crime Scene Unit. He taught a Basic Investigative Photography course for many downstate police departments, as well as a digital photography class as an adjunct faculty member of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (College of DuPage). At the Champaign Police Department he held various assignments in the Investigations Division, as a Field Training Officer and on a street crimes unit.

ROBIN SHOFFNER, MEMBER

Ms. Shoffner was appointed May 2022.  She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Creighton University School Law.  As trial attorney for more than 25 years, Ms. Shoffner represented municipalities in all aspects of federal civil rights litigation, including Section 1983 constitutional violations.  She is also a former Circuit Court of Cook County judge where she was assigned a voluminous court call involving civil and misdemeanor cases.  Ms. Shoffner is an advisory member and lecturer of I Am A Gentleman Inc., an organization that serves at-risk boys and young men of color, ages 13-20, from under-resourced communities.   

CARMEN TERRONES, MEMBER

Ms. Terrones was appointed in June 2022.  She is the fourth daughter of Carmen, mother of Isabella, Claudia, and Victoria, and sister to eight siblings, and I identify as an American of Mexican Heritage.  

Thirty years were spent as a Senior Administrator with the systems created to support young people to do better after committing an offense, Cook County Juvenile Probation Department and Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Underserved communities have tremendous promise, and I am driven to accompany promising communities to reach their promise through fostering empowerment and exposure to restorative justice. I was the Principal and Founder of Connecting RJ Communities, LLC, promoting a culturally responsive family engagement program that is trauma informed and designed under a restorative justice framework.  

I am affiliated with Annie E. Casey Foundation as an Applied Leadership Network member, working to lead the transformation of our criminal justice system locally and nationally to demonstrate positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

We must have a love of self to accompany others and receive their experience as the teachings and medicine.    

KEN TUPY, MEMBER

Mr. Tupy was appointed in May 2021.  Mr. Tupy graduated from the University of Illinois in 1979 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. He graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1982 and was a Staff Editor for Law Review.  Mr. Tupy became a Sangamon County Assistant State's Attorney and was the Chief of the Felony Division until 1995.  He worked in private practice and was the Republican Attorney for the Illinois House Criminal Law Committee.  He was also the attorney for the Prison Reform Committee; the Truth in Sentencing Committee and the Juvenile Reform Committee.  He became the Chief Legal Counsel for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board in 1998 until 2016 when he accepted the appointment as a Board Member for the Prisoner Review Board and retired in 2020.