Loren Jones

Director of Criminal Legal System

Loren Jones serves as the Director of Criminal Legal System.  Her work includes a focus on community oversight of policing and reimagining effective strategies for creating authentic public safety for all communities.  She also provides legal, policy, and technical advice to amplify advocacy efforts by organizations and coalitions.  Prior to joining Impact for Equity, Loren worked at Dvorak Law Offices, LLC where she represented victims of police misconduct.  In that role, she litigated or managed civil rights, criminal defense, criminal appeals, expungement, and personal injury cases in state and federal court. 

Loren graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.  There, she received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Service and the Student Leadership Award for her work in student organizations and clinical law programs. In those programs, she helped indigent clients from a wide range of backgrounds including incarcerated people, domestic violence survivors, and recent immigrants.  During law school, Loren also externed with the Illinois House of Representatives, where her work included criminal justice legislation.  And at the People’s Law Office, Loren represented people victimized by Chicago Police Department officers working under the authority of Jon Burge.

When not at Impact for Equity, Loren owns and operates a small business that creates and sells digital artwork to fundraise for community organizations all around Chicago.

Press Coverage:

Controversy surrounds Kim Foxx’s new policy on drug, gun charges by Paris Schutz, FOX 32 Chicago

Activists demand justice in fatal Chicago police shooting by Shawntell Muhammad, The Final Call  

Chicago This Week E3 April 19, 2024 by Hailey Samples, CAN.TV Chicago

Fatal police shooting of Dexter Reed sparks outcry to reform CPD’s use of traffic stops by Jessica Alvarado Gamez, WBEZ Chicago

Pretextual traffic stops target Black and brown drivers, new report finds by Max Blaisdell, Hyde Park Herald

With no roadmap, new police district council members urge Chicagoans to lead the way by Chip Mitchell, WBEZ Chicago

Traffic Stops by Chicago Police Disproportionately Impact Black, Latino Drivers: Report by Eunice Alpasan, WTTW  

New Citizen Board for Chicago Police Oversight Gets Ready for Election by Erica Gunderson, WTTW  

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