Idetta Phillips is a research analyst with the Authority’s Research & Analysis Unit. Idetta has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Her areas of interest include adult and juvenile reentry, reentry program operation, community corrections, and data collection.
Adult and juvenile reentry, reentry program operation, community corrections, and data collection
In 2014, the Reentry Program, one of three components of Illinois’ Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) receiving funds through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, provided services to youth and young adults on parole and aftercare in 21 Chicago area communities in order to assist with their compliance with parole board orders and other aspects of successful community reintegration, such as educational enrollment and employment. Authority researchers examined the Reentry Program component of the Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) to ascertain how the program was meeting the reentry needs of Chicago area youth and young adults.