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Megan Alderden named to governor's task force

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Megan Aldreden
Megan Alderden will serve on the Governor's Task Force on Forensic Science.

In January, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker appointed DePaul's Megan Alderden to serve on the Governor's Task Force on Forensic Science. Alderden, associate professor and director of DePaul's criminology program, joins 14 other leaders on the task force.

The member of the task force will work to reduce the number of forensic backlogs, as well as support public safety and first responders. Over the next several months, the group will examine and oversee how laboratories operate, and ensure they have the latest forensic technology. Members of the task force will give their recommendations to the governor and the Illinois General Assembly in June.

Previously, Alderden conducted research for the Chicago Police Department and served as the research director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. She also has worked as an associate professor of criminal justice at Saint Xavier University.