DATE:  March 17, 2015


Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott announced today that Keyria Rodgers, Special Projects Director for the State’s Attorney’s Office, has been appointed to the Board of the Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (IBARJ).  IBARJ, a state-wide, non-profit organization that seeks to expand and sustain balanced and restorative justice practices, is a collaborative network of leaders in juvenile justice, schools, social services, corporations, small businesses, communities, and faith-based organizations.  Its goal is to create safer communities and schools, to support crime victims, and to improve the pro-social skills and provide positive outcomes for Illinois youth. 


As Special Projects Director for the office Rodgers serves as Teen Court Administrator, Truancy Court Administrator, Juvenile Redeploy Program Manager, Adult Redeploy Illinois Grant Administrator, and as Assistant Chair for the Macon County Juvenile Justice Council.  She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils, the Criminal Justice Advisory Boards for both Heartland Technical Academy and Richland Community College, and the Old King’s Orchard Community Center Board.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Millikin University.


“It’s quite an honor for Keyria to be selected to serve as an IBARJ Board Member,” Scott said.  “Her long-standing dedication to juvenile justice and her success as Macon County Teen Court and Truancy Court Administrator are obviously recognized.  She will be a real asset to the IBARJ Board the same as she is to Macon County.” 



                                                                        Jay Scott

                                                                        Macon County State’s Attorney