Meet The Team

John Maki

Task Force on Long Sentences Director

Maki, Director of the Council’s Task Force on Long Sentences, has spent his career working to improve public safety outcomes as a non-profit executive, senior state governmental leader, and criminal justice policy expert. He served as Executive Director of Illinois’ public safety research and grant-making agency and led the state’s nonpartisan prison watchdog organization. Most recently, he served as Director of Innovations at the Alliance for Safety and Justice, where he partnered with community-based organizations and government leaders to design and implement criminal justice reforms and expand victim services.