Items tagged with "Community Corrections"


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  |   Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice & Sentencing Reform Subcommittee on Community Corrections Meeting September 16

Published: September 3, 2015

The Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice & Sentencing Reform Subcommittee on Community Corrections meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 W. Adams, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.




articles  |   An evaluation of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Deferred Prosecution Program

Published: August 20, 2015
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office implemented its alternative sentencing-focused Deferred Prosecution Program in February 2011. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority awarded a grant to the Loyola University Chicago to evaluate the program in 2013. The program became the model for the Offender Initiative Program, enacted by state law (730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.3) in 2013 to promote public safety, conserve resources, and reduce recidivism.



articles  |   Performance incentive funding for prison diversion: An implementation study of the DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois Program

Published: July 10, 2015
Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) applies evidence-based, data-driven, and result-oriented strategies to curb prison overcrowding and enhance public safety. Since 2010, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Authority) has administered grant funding for ARI and offered research, evaluation, and technical assistance to the program.



news  |   Subcommittee on Community Corrections Meeting July 8

Published: June 30, 2015

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Subcommittee on Community Corrections Meeting Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 300 W. Adams St., 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606.




news  |   Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Subcommittee on Community Corrections Meeting May 5

Published: April 30, 2015

The Community Corrections subcomittee for the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will meet Tuesday, May 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 300 W. Adams, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.




publications  |   Performance incentive funding for prison diversion: An implementation study of the DuPage County

Published: March 3, 2015
This evaluation of DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) explored both planning and implementation of ARI programming during its pilot phase starting January 1, 2011 and concluding in June 30, 2012.