Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Chicago attorney Pamela Paziotopoulos to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
The governor said he selected Pamela Paziotopoulos because her “experience as an attorney and policy leader in intimate partner violence and domestic violence will bring a necessary perspective to the board.”
This accomplished woman, whose resume includes the titles lawyer, teacher, former prosecutor, consultant, and entrepreneur, has dedicated her career to ending domestic violence. She also is a mom and a two-time cancer survivor. She’s considered an industry expert, and is also a researcher, author, and frequent lecturer on domestic violence and violence in the workplace.
An Oak Park, IL native, Pam serves as Senior Counsel at Dussias Skallas, LLP. She remains dedicated to the cause of protecting people from domestic violence, consulting with public and private sector employers on workplace violence and intimate partner violence in the workplace. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law.
The attorney has consulted various government agencies, at both the federal and local levels. She has served as a consultant to the FBI and the Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office. In February 2009, Pam became Senior Advisor for the Center for Personal Protection and Safety.
Pam founded and served as Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Division for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, she trained hundreds of criminal justice officials including prosecutors, judges, social service workers, advocates, educators and corporations. In 1997 she established and developed the Domestic Violence Division to prosecute the 100,000 domestic violence cases the office sees annually. In 1999, she became the Director of Public Affairs, serving as the women’s issues policy adviser. In this role she traveled to Albania to train Albanian National Police on domestic violence policy and procedures.
Pamela Paziotopoulos Appointed to Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority