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Janice Shallcross

Janice began her career with the Illinois Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division in 1979 as a youth supervisor at a coeducational youth center. Through her 32 years of service to the staff and youths of Illinois, Janice served in multiple positions including counselor, casework supervisor, reception administrator, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and acting deputy director of program services. Janice retired from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in 2010.

Janice implemented Performance-based Standards in the states 8 youth centers where she served as the Agency Coordinator. Additionally, Janice initiated and implemented standardized reception and classification procedures throughout the state, implemented gender specific programming at the 2 female youth centers, and began the implementation of the state's behavior management programming.

Janice's commitment to improving conditions of confinement for youths and work environment for staff was recognized when she began working for Performance-based Standards in February 2012 as the Coach for the state of Alaska. Janice has a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin. Janice has been married for 31 years and has two terrific sons. Janice derives great satisfaction from gardening and trying new recipes!