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Lori Ann Eville

July 10, 1963March 10, 2021

On Wednesday March 10th at her home in Waldorf, MD surrounded by her family Lori Ann Eville, age 57 lost her battle with Cancer. A Champion of criminal justice reform Lori had fought and won endless wars before this final fight. A graduate of Pacific University Lori began her career as a program director at the Oregon youth authority before taking the position of Community Justice Manager at the Multnomah County Dept of Community Justice. After a successful career with the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Lori accepted a position with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and quickly became one of the most influential and respected voices in the pretrial services and criminal justice fields. Lori dedicated her life to criminal justice reform and her impact will be felt for generations to come. Lori leaves behind her Mother Norma Rathburn, two brothers Don & Richard Rathburn, Her daughter and granddaughter Nichole & Kaliyah Eville plus countless family, friends and colleagues. A memorial will be held for Lori in her home state of Oregon.

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Jason Ziedenberg

April 11, 2021

I'm thinking about Lori today and her lust for life. She inspired and touched so many people at different points in her life, and her career. She was one of those rare individuals who was able to channel her operational professional experience locally to national policy change, and became a leader in the national justice reform movement. While I'll never forget the professional Lori, I'll also never forget the Lori who just liked to have fun with others. I will cherish the times we able to celebrate life in backyards in Portland and Washington, DC. I will not forget what a good friend she was to so many people. The world is a little less joyous without Lori -- the justice reform field is much, much stronger because of Lori.

Joseph Haines

March 30, 2021

I first met Lori in 2017 at a PTS Conference in Pittsburgh. She was seated at an NIC table. I will never forget how enthusiastic she was about work related to PTS. After the conference, I continued to communicate with her. She was always unselfish and willing to assist in anyway possible. She certainly made an impression on me. To her family, she was a bright shining light who will not be forgotten. You have my prayers, love and support.

Joseph A. Haines, III
Court Services Administrator
Criminal District Court
New Orleans, La

Carol Oeller

March 29, 2021

I am deeply saddened by the news of Lori’s death. Even after seven years of retirement, I can still recall the exuberance that Lori brought to everything she did. My deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and colleagues.

Mimi Carter

March 24, 2021

I first met Lori when she came to NIC from Multnomah County. We were in the early stages of launching EBDM and she stepped in as the program manager. We worked very closely together over the years, shaping that project and work. We developed an incredibly strong working relationship; it was one of the most supreme examples of collegial partnership I’ve ever experienced. From that, we became friends, and then very close friends.
Most people were aware that Lori was on medical leave but did not know that she was literally in a fight for her life. She limited knowledge of her struggle to a small number of people, and it was her wish that her privacy around her condition be maintained, because she believed in her heart that she would win this battle (because, let’s face it, she was not accustomed to losing any battle!) and because she would never allow attention to be focused on herself.
I was privileged to know Lori in the way that I did, to be in touch with her routinely throughout the course of her battle, and to be with her in person in her last few days. The pain of watching such an incredibly gifted and kind person pass when she had so much life potential remaining is unbearable. Yet Lori did—as only Lori would—leave an indelible mark on this world.
Lori was the brilliant, strategic thinker behind evidence-based decision making (EBDM) and the powerhouse behind pretrial reforms that spanned the entire country and resulted in seminal written works. She also had an uncanny ability to find and bring together good people who, like herself, are selfless in their pursuit of justice. Their work will continue on in her honor.

This world offers many gifts throughout our journey, but few are as precious as the gift of knowing Lori Eville.

Honored to be a friend of Lori's.

maureen buell

March 23, 2021

Lori had the ability to cut through rhetoric and seize upon items that needed a second look or further explanation. When I might be second guessing myself, she was the one I could go to and say "do you have a minute"?

Barb Hankey

March 23, 2021

Lori called me a few weeks back while she was at dialysis. She told me about the leave days that employees from NIC had donated which totaled over 700. She was so amazed by that. During the call she also became emotional when she asked me to pass on a thank you to one of my staff members who had sent her a card and well wishes. This person had never “met” Lori but had been to a few conferences and had hear her speak. The card thanked her for being such an inspiration and for sparking passion for the field and the work. Once again Lori was amazed that someone who didn’t know her would send her a card.

I don’t think Lori realized the impact she really had across the country. Anyone who is a serious practitioner in the field knew Lori, either in person, by name or by reputation. Lori may not have lived a very long life but damn she made a difference.

Tanya Anderson

March 23, 2021

My Dear Friend Lori:

Lori was a mentor, friend, colleague and bonus mom to me. She taught me so much about life, leadership and pretrial justice. I will miss hearing her say when I call "hey, my friend Tanya what’s going on” or making sure when we had dinner at a conference the menu had chicken fingers and fries for me. A piece of my heart has been broken but I will forever cherish the memories that we made together. Gone from earth but Never forgotten. #teamlori

With all my heart!

Kelly Bradford

March 23, 2021

Lori was always the optimist. She knew where we needed to go but there are different paths to get there. She was also a believer of doing what was right, just, fair...not what was easy. This often meant taking the road less traveled and paving the way for change. Taking a step back, listening to the room rather than what I thought- meeting people where they were, not where I wanted them to be.... always looking at all sides "all things equal".

Marianne Clear

March 23, 2021

Her reach was immeasurable. This is heartbreaking news.

Wendy Venvertloh

March 23, 2021

I had the pleasure of learning from Lori. She was a true champion for pretrial reform and a wonderful, giving person. I am grateful for her and will miss her.

FROM THE FAMILY