Today, Deputy County Manager Maury Thompson introduced Allison (Allie) Dickinson, the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County Government, as she has assumed her duties this morning, March 25.
As criminal justice coordinator, Dickinson will manage the county’s data-driven criminal justice efforts and major projects to address the root causes of criminal behavior, helping to create a better community. She previously worked at the Fourth Judicial District Community Corrections, comprised of four counties (Anderson, Coffey, Franklin and Osage). The main office is located in Ottawa.
“We are pleased to welcome Allie to our Johnson County Government team,” Thompson said. “Given her vast experience, spanning 11 years, we’re confident she has the knowledge, skills and abilities to advance our innovative approaches to criminal justice.”
Her depth of experience in risk reduction in the community setting includes financial management, strategic leadership and key stakeholder engagement. She has also been recognized for her skills in collaboration, negotiation, relationship building and public safety.
Dickinson earned her Bachelor of Science in sociology from Kansas State University in 2007. The emphasis of her coursework was in Criminology. In 2006, she also attended a special program at the Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica, where she studied Spanish and performed archaeological work with National Museum of Costa Rica.
“I am honored and excited to join Johnson County Government. The county’s collaboration efforts focus on utilizing contemporary research and data to reduce community risk as well as promote public safety. I look forward to assisting with those efforts and initiatives,” Dickinson said.
“Criminal justice reform continues to be a priority for county leadership. We look forward to working with Allie to build on our past successes,” Thompson said.
In addition to her work experience, Dickinson has been an active member of Kansas Community Corrections Association, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Security Advisory Board, Communities in Schools youth mentor and Franklin County Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Response Team.