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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 2014 Annual Report.

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  »

Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform

On February 11, 2015, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 14 (2015) establishing the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. Comprised of more than two dozen criminal justice practitioners, lawmakers and policymakers, the Commission is charged with developing comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to meet the goal of reducing Illinois' prison population 25 percent by 2025.

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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.

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Authority News

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New! Authority Board Meeting June 5

The Regular Authority Meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 W. Adams, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Chicago, ... Read more »

Internships Available

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Fiscal Department has internships available for qualified candidates. Apply >> ... Read more »

Evaluation of Street Leonard's Ministries: Case studies of former residents of St. Leonards House and Grace House - First in a series

This report, the first in the series for the St. Leonard’s Ministries’ evaluation, focuses on five case studies. St. Leonard’s Ministries operates two, transitional, residential ... 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 »

ICJIA FY14 Annual Report

The ICJIA Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report features the Authority’s work in Illinois criminal justice policy and planning, grants administration, research, and information systems development ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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ICJIA REQUESTS PUBLIC INPUT FOR PROMOTING SUCCESSFUL AND EFFECTIVE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAMMING

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), state administering agency for the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), is seeking public input on its ... 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.

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