Jack Cutrone was appointed Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director in October 2009 after serving as the agency’s general counsel for almost four years.
Mr. Cutrone also serves on the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council, the Redeploy Illinois Executive Steering Committee, the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, and the Risk and Needs Assessment Task Force.
Prior to his state service, Mr. Cutrone was a trial and appellate attorney in both the public and private sectors for 33 years, including serving as deputy chief of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Bureau. He also has served as an author for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and has taught on a part-time volunteer basis at area law schools and at bar association seminars in substantive law and trial practice. Mr. Cutrone is president of the National Criminal Justice Association, the Washington, D.C., based federal advocacy group that focuses on developing and implementing national policy to improve criminal justice and public safety throughout the country.
Mr. Cutrone received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Chicago and a juris doctorate from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.