PROVIDUS’ associated Policy Analyst and a leading Latvian expert on criminal sanctions, penal systems and prevention of crime. Ilona has long-standing experience in policy planning and legal drafting related to enforcement of criminal sanctions, including policies on probation, community service and other alternative sanctions in Latvia. Since January 2016 Ilona works at the State Chancellery.
From 2007 until 2016 Ilona was criminal justice policy researcher and project director at PROVIDUS. She has also been an adviser to the Minister of Justice. Since 1998, she has been a lecturer on criminal sanctions’ implementation at the University of Latvia. Ilona has a master degree in law from the Police Academy of Latvia.