Steve Antkowiak has been named as OJJDP's new Training Coordinator. Arriving from OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance, Mr. Antkowiak has more than 7 years' experience in project management and the development and delivery of training and technical assistance resources. He previously worked in OJP's Drug Courts Program Office and in the private sector at Caliber Associates, where he managed projects in support of OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center. Mr. Antkowiak, who has collaborated extensively with professionals in the criminal and juvenile justice systems to improve system outcomes and reduce substance abuse and crime, received a bachelor's degree in criminology/criminal justice from the University of Maryland, where he is currently pursuing a master's degree in project management.
Janet Chiancone has been selected as OJJDP's new Research Coordinator. In this role, she will oversee coordination of the Office's research, evaluation, and statistical activities and will manage the development and implementation of its research agenda. Previously, Ms. Chiancone was a Program Manager in OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division and also served in OJJDP's Research and Program Development Division, where she managed research and evaluation projects in the areas of juvenile justice statistics, truancy prevention, and juvenile courts. Prior to coming to OJJDP, Ms. Chiancone was a Research Associate at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, where she conducted research on parental kidnapping and child dependency court improvement and authored several articles summarizing social science research findings. Ms. Chiancone has a bachelor's degree in government and politics and also holds a master's degree in family and community development from the University of Maryland.