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Welcome to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. The Authority brings together key leaders from the justice system and the public to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues.

The statutory responsibilities of the Authority fit into four areas: grants administration; research and analysis; policy and planning; and information systems and technology.  Read more  »

ICJIA Welcomes New Deputy Director

CHICAGO -- February 19, 2015. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Executive Director John Maki today announced the appointment of Randy Kurtz as ICJIA Deputy Director.

Randy Kurtz, Deputy Director, ICJIA

Mr. Kurtz has significant expertise in change management, operating management, board development, finance, and strategy. As Deputy Director, Mr. Kurtz will oversee fiscal management, grants administration, information systems, and technology, and administrative services. His focus will be strengthening agency efficiencies and effectiveness, and developing private partnerships to drive better criminal justice outcomes.

"Randy is a business leader with an incredible record of success and a commitment to social justice and public service," said Executive Director Maki. "Our goal was to hire a new chief financial officer, but in Randy, we found a seasoned professional who has the capacity to provide financial oversight and manage the agency�s essential operations. Through his leadership, I'm confident that ICJIA will become the gold standard for efficient, effective, and mission-driven government in Illinois."

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ICJIA OUTLINES ADULT REDEPLOY ILLINOIS IMPACT THROUGH 2014

CHICAGO -- February 17, 2015. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Executive Director John Maki announced today the cumulative Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) program achievements though calendar year 2014.

ARI sites have diverted 2,025 non-violent offenders from prison since program inception in January 2011 and through the end of 2014. This has resulted in an estimated $46.8 million in correctional cost savings.

ARI was created by the Illinois Crime Reduction Act of 2009 to support local jurisdictions in establishing more cost-effective alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders in their communities. Research has shown that non-violent offenders are more effectively rehabilitated in community settings, which are also less costly than prison. ARI is based on the successful juvenile Redeploy Illinois program.

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Authority News

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New! Request for input: 2016 - 2019 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Strategy

Written comment is being sought on the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council's statewide motor vehicle theft prevention strategy and the programs it supports. As in past years, this input ... Read more »

March 6 Authority Board Meeting Postponed

The March 6th Quarterly Authority Board Meeting of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is being re-scheduled. The new date and time will be announced soon. ... Read more »

Authority Publications

The Authority regularly publishes or supports publication of criminal justice research and evaluation reports and bulletins, crime prevention brochures, technical manuals, data guides, statistical ... Read more »

Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Reentry Program Report Available

In 2013, the Reentry Program, one of three components of the state of Illinois’ Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), provided services to youth and young adults on parole in 12 Chicago ... Read more »

Criminal History Record Information Training Symposium for Non-Criminal Justice Users

In an effort to educate non-criminal justice users regarding the Illinois State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Record Information programs, the Illinois State Police, ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is requesting proposals to evaluate the Illinois Homicide Survivors Project

The Illinois Homicide Survivors Project offers family members of homicide victims in the Cook County region a system of accessible, comprehensive, culturally-competent, and effective services that ... Read more »

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Applications Due March 6, 2015

Adult Redeploy Illinois is making planning grants of up to $30,000 available to counties or groups of counties to explore how they might expand local alternatives to incarceration. Planning grants are ... Read more »

Summary of Budget Committee Meeting Action Taken on January 30, 2015

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Main Building Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.  ... Read more »

Summary of Budget Committee Actions Taken on December 5, 2014

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on December 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Suite 200, Large Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.  ... Read more »

October 10 Budget Committee Summary of Actions Taken

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on October 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Suite 200, Large Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606.  ... Read more »

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Recent Publications

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Research Reports

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

ICJIA has funded four Illinois counties – McLean, Peoria, St. Clair and Kankakee – to operate multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that are designed to better coordinate local services to address domestic violence (DV), and the problem of sexual assault (SA). The purpose of this research study is to describe and assess these four MDTs.  Download » 


Research Reports

Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report
Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is pleased to announce publication of the Final Report of the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions. Illinois Public Act 96-0593 (20 ILCS 5000) created this Task Force within the Authority, and provides that the Task Force review statutes, administrative rules, policies, and practices that restrict employment of persons with criminal history and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by July 1, 2013.  Download » 


What's New

Criminal justice and risk factor datasets

ICJIA has updated and added data to its clearinghouse of criminal justice and risk factor datasets collected by other state agencies. These data are available at the county level and can be accessed in a variety of formats.

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