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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  »

ILLINOIS CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHICAGO--January 20, 2015. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is pleased to announce John Maki has been appointed ICJIA Executive Director. Mr. Maki was nominated to the position by Governor Bruce Rauner on Jan. 10.

John Maki, Executive Director, ICJIA

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maki was executive director of the John Howard Association of Illinois, the state's oldest prison reform organization, and the only independent group that monitors the state's juvenile and adult prison systems. Mr. Maki is a criminal justice system reformer whose significant legislative advocacy efforts include 2012 bi-partisan legislation enabling low-level offenders to earn time off their sentences and work that led to the creation of the Joint Committee on Criminal Justice Reform.

As head of the John Howard Association, Mr. Maki's commentary on the criminal justice system has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, National Public Radio, and many other Illinois state and local media outlets.

Mr. Maki is an attorney and has represented people seeking clemency before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. He also has worked in homeless prevention and as a teacher at the high school and college levels. Mr. Maki was named a 2014 Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter and has served on several non-profit and governmental committees and boards, including ICJIA's.

Mr. Maki holds a juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago College of Law, a master's degree in English from the University of Chicago, and bachelor degrees in English and philosophy from Whittier College.

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Authority News

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New! Authority Budget Committee Meeting January 30

The Authority’s Budget Committee will meet on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Authority’s Offices, 300 W. Adams, Second Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606. Agenda items will ... Read more »

Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Grant Review Committee Meeting January 29

The Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Grant Review Committee Thursday January 29, 2015 at 10 A.M. at the following location: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 West ... Read more »

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting January 27

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd ... 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 »

RESEARCH REPORT: Influence of court-ordered forensic evaluations on juvenile justice system-involved youth: Evaluation of River Valley Detention Centers Detention to Probation Continuum of Care program

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 ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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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 »

April 9 ICJIA Budget Committee Summary

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

2014 After-School Program grant awards

A request for proposals to implement after-school programs for students in grades K-12, with an emphasis on youth aged 11-17, was issued in November 2013. The following agencies received state grant ... 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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