Katie Larsen is a Research Manager forthe Crime Lab. In this role, Katie manages projects that leverage data to improve policing and reduce gun violence in Chicago and across the country.
Prior to joining the Labs, Katie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, evaluating in-custody programming at the Dakota County jail in Minnesota. Katie holds a BA in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Illinois Department of Corrections’ (IDOC) Facilities Mapping Project
To improve access to college education opportunities in prison, the Crime Lab partnered with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to produce interactive statewide maps to connect facilities with nearby postsecondary education providers.
Officer Support System (OSS)
The Crime Lab partnered with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to develop the Officer Support System (OSS), a next-generation, data-driven early intervention system to promote officers’ long-term mental health and wellness.