Items tagged with "Partnerships"


news  |   Illinois Partnerships to Reduce Violent Crime Request For Proposal (RFP)

Published: April 4, 2016

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to reduce violent crime and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and communities by completing the Problem-Oriented Policing SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment) process, building local research and evaluation capacity, and implementing procedural justice and focused deterrence.




publications  |   A Statewide Examination of Mental Health Courts in Illinois: Program Operations and Characteristics

Published: October 22, 2015
Mental Health Courts (MHCs) are designed to serve the challenging, multifarious, and extensive service needs of people with serious mental illness (PSMI). The current report describes the findings of an evaluation of MHCs in Illinois. First implemented nearly 20 years ago, MHCs provide treatment and programming in comprehensive case management strategies, which draw on permanent partnerships with community-based agencies and a wealth of providers through a brokered network of interventions. Most employ a team approach to supervision with dedicated stakeholders (prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, mental health professionals), individualized treatment plans, voluntary and informed participation, specialized dockets and caseloads, and highly involved and proactive judges who preside over frequent court hearings and non-adversarial proceedings. Satisfactory program completion is defined by predetermined criteria. Clients are motivated to succeed by the threat of sanctions and the promise of rewards.



articles  |   Mental Health Courts in Illinois

Published: October 22, 2015
Mental health courts serve the challenging and extensive service needs of people who have a serious mental illness and are involved in the criminal justice system. Based on the principle of therapeutic jurisprudence and modeled after drug treatment courts, mental health courts provide comprehensive case management strategies incorporating partnerships with community-based treatment providers. Individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system and are determined to be eligible for mental health courts are offered the opportunity to participate voluntary. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority awarded a grant to Loyola University Chicago to assess the operation of these courts in Illinois.



news  |   Authority Event: Conference for Partnerships & Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime

Published: August 31, 2015

Multidisciplinary teams are invited to a conference on innovative approaches to serious crime and high levels of gun violence Nov. 4-5, 2015, in Peoria.




articles  |   InfoNet: Putting data to work

Published: August 24, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s InfoNet data system is key to targeted, effective services for victims of interpersonal violence across Illinois.



publications  |   InfoNet: Putting data to work

Published: August 24, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s InfoNet data system is key to targeted, effective services for victims of interpersonal violence across Illinois.



publications  |   Multisite Evaluation of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Approach to Violence Against Women in Illinois

Published: August 13, 2013
Domestic violence and sexual assault are serious problems in Illinois. While many such offenses are reported yearly, localities often lack resources needed to make arrests, to