Maggie Burke is a 29 year veteran of the Illinois Department of Corrections and has worked extensively throughout the field of corrections. Maggie has held a variety of roles within the corrections system working directly with male, female and juvenile populations within correctional facilities as well as parole and transitional centers. As the Coordinator of the Women and Family Services Division, Maggie was directly involved in several agency initiatives including the Suicide Task Force, Gender Dysphoria Team, the Mental Health Standards Initiative and the revision of the Agency Discipline Standards.
In addition, Maggie assisted with the transition of Logan Correctional Center from a medium security male facility to a multi-level female facility. Maggie collaborated with the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, the National Institute of Corrections, the Women’s Justice Initiative and CORE Associates to launch a historic effort to assess gender responsive policies and practices at Logan Correctional Center - a 2000 bed multi-level female facility which had been in crisis since its transition in 2013. As the Warden at Logan Correctional Center, Maggie led a major reform effort to reestablish the DOC Women’s Division and to stabilize the facility through strategic training, supervision, and development of gender responsive and trauma-informed policies and practices.
Since retiring from IDOC in December of 2017, Maggie has worked with CORE Associates to conduct a GIPA-Gender Informed Practices Assessment for the Michigan Department of Corrections and for Jefferson County Jail and Court system in Illinois. Maggie has conducted Train the Trainer for CR2- Creating Regulation and Resilience for the Maine Department of Corrections and for the Multnomah County Probation in the State of Oregon. In addition, Maggie is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association and serves on the board for the Women’s Justice Institute. In addition, Maggie serves on the Women’s Task Force targeting the de-carceration of women and girls through gender responsive and trauma informed policy and practices.