Roger Przybylski Bio
Roger Przybylski is an applied research and evaluation consultant with extensive experience working directly with criminal and juvenile justice system policy makers and practitioners. He has delivered consulting services in 45 states and the District of Columbia and is an expert in communicating scientific concepts and research findings to policy makers and practitioners for real-world application.
Prior to forming RKC Group in 1997, Mr. Przybylski served as associate director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where he directed the agency's research division. He also has served as coordinator of research for the Chicago Police Department, the nation's second largest local law enforcement agency. Mr. Przybylski is a past president of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) and former chair of the American Evaluation Association's crime and justice interest group. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Loyola University-Chicago, and has served on the editorial boards of Justice Research and Policy and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. Mr. Przybylski also has served as staff to the Illinois Legislative Committee on Juvenile Justice, the Governor's Commission on Gangs in Illinois, and the Illinois Task Force on Crime and Corrections.
In 2008, Mr. Przybylski authored the publication What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs, and he served as guest editor for a 2012 special issue of the Justice Research and Policy Journal focused on evidence-based policy and practice. His other publications include: Stranger Murders and Assaults, A Study of a Neglected Form of Stranger Violence; Street Gangs and Crime, A Special Report to the Governor's Commission on Gangs in Illinois; Assessing the Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Programs; Correctional and Sentencing Reform for Drug Offenders, Research Findings on Selected Key Issues; and Richard P. Kern's Vision and Advocacy for Data-Driven Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System, the Foundation for Building an Interface Between Social Science and the Law.