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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  »

Commission seeks public input on safely reducing prison population   

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform seeks the input of advocates, policy specialists, service providers, people with criminal records, and members of the general public on its work to safely reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in 10 years.

The Commission will hold a special meeting dedicated to hearing from the public on Monday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 West Adams, Suite 200, in Chicago.

We invite public comment on the Commission’s interim report, as well as testimony on how Illinois can reduce recidivism, improve the state’s prison system, and strengthen criminal sentencing.

To ensure that the Commission can hear from as many people as possible, we ask that witnesses limit their testimony to seven minutes.  We also welcome written testimony, which can be submitted at any time.

The Commission will hold another public hearing in downstate Illinois in early September.


Employment Opportunity: Associate Director of Grants Unit

CHICAGO - June 16, 2015. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, based in downtown Chicago, is seeking a senior grants and program manager to lead its substantial and mission-critical Federal and State Grants Unit. The Head of the Grants Unit, reporting to the Deputy Director, manages a group of 15 to 20 grant monitors and grant managers who are responsible for programming and funding decisions over a broad range of criminal justice programs.

View the Employment Opportunity announcement (PDF) >>


Authority News

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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 »

An Evaluation of the Cook County States Attorneys Office Deferred Prosecution Program

This evaluation looks at the development, implementation, and impact of the Cook County State Attorneys’ Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP). Researchers used a mixed methodological approach ... Read more »

Office on Violence Against Women Director Visits Illinois in Nationwide Tour Honoring Violence Against Women Acts 20th Anniversary

CHICAGO—June 30, 2015: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director John Maki will welcome Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director of the Office on Violence Against Women ... Read more »

Subcommittee on Community Corrections Meeting July 8

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 ... Read more »

Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act Reports

In accordance with the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act [725 ILCS 167], the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is pleased to announce publication of the FY 2015 Freedom from Drone ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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Summary of Actions Taken on June 19 Budget Committee Meeting

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on June 19, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Main Building Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606. Agenda ... 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 »

May 7 ICJIA Budget Committee Summary

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on May 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Main Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606. Agenda items ... Read more »

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Recent Publications

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Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Program's Reentry Program Report
Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Program's Reentry Program Report

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 communities to help them transition back to their communities and reduce recidivism.  Download » 


Research Report

Influence of court-ordered forensic evaluations on juvenile justice system-involved youth
Influence of court-ordered forensic evaluations on juvenile justice system-involved youth

The evaluation report of River Valley Detention Center's (RVDC) Detention to Probation Continuum of Care (DPCC) program is now available. RVDC developed the DPCC program to address mental health needs of detained youth through appropriate community-based treatment services imposed as conditions of probation.  Download » 


Research Bulletin

Probable posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of urban jail detainees
Probable posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of urban jail detainees

Jails in the United States house large numbers of detainees who have urgent public and behavioral healthcare needs as well as various serious social, economic, and personal problems. Jails are often the primary (or only) settings for medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse treatment (McDonnell et al., in press).  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.

View the datasets  »