Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra is an Assistant Professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois Chicago. She is a licensed clinical social worker and also serves as Senior Advisor to Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on crime victim and violence prevention issues. Dr. Bocanegra has over 15 years of community-based mental health and violence prevention experience and specializes in working with survivors of violent crime. She has published book chapters and articles examining the intersection of the criminal justice system with urban neighborhoods. Dr. Bocanegra has been appointed to several criminal justice commissions, including the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, the Mayor’s Public Safety Research Advisory Committee, and the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Sentencing and Reform. Her current research projects focus on street intervention and trauma exposure as well as homicide investigation processes.