Risa Sacomani was an intern at ICJIA from October 2014 through May 2015. She graduated from the University of Chicago where she obtained a Master’s in Social Work. She is also interested in sociology, social justices issues, and the systematic barriers and health issues related to community reentry after incarceration.
ICJIA researchers conducted an implementation evaluation of the Adult Redeploy Illinois-supported Winnebago County Drug Court. Probation administrative data, criminal history data, interviews with program stakeholders and participants informed the evaluation and researchers developed implications for policy and practice for this and any other county or municipality interested in implementing a drug court.
Growing public support for prison reform has brought attention to community-based supervision alternatives, including intensive supervision probation for offenders who are at significant risk of being incarcerated. Researchers examined four intensive supervision probation with services programs supported by Adult Redeploy Illinois for fidelity to the evidence-based service model.