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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 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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Employment Opportunity

CHICAGO -- March 3, 2015. ICJIA is Illinois’ leading criminal justice research, information sharing, and public safety grant making governmental agency. Its mission is to use research, funding, data collection, and information sharing to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and outcomes of the state’s justice system. Alongside its core, mandated work, ICJIA has been tasked with staffing Illinois’ State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, the goal of which is to create a plan to reduce Illinois’ prison population by 25% by 2025. ICJIA is looking for qualified applicants to fill the role of Research Director.

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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! Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting March 31

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd ... Read more »

New! Criminal Records Appeal Hearing: In Re Barbara Mostafa April 7

The Criminal Records Appeal Hearing: In Re Barbara Mostafa is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10 AM at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 W. Adams Street, ... Read more »

New! Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Grant Review Committee Meeting April 2

The Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Grant Review Committee will meet on Thursday April 2, 2015 at 10 A.M. at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 ... Read more »

Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to convene March 26

The first meeting of the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will be held Thursday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Stratton Rm. 349C, Robert Oxtoby Board Room North, Stratton ... Read more »

JOB OPPORTUNITY: RESEARCH DIRECTOR - ILLINOIS SENTENCING POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL Springfield & Chicago, IL

CONTACT:    Kathy Saltmarsh Executive Director 217-558-4749 Kathy.saltmarsh@illinois.gov The Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council is a statutorily created council of criminal ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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Illinois Homicide Survivors Evaluation Request For Proposal (RFP) Cancelled

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) hereby notifies all potential applicants to the Illinois Homicide Survivors Evaluation Request For Proposal (RFP) that the RFP is cancelled ... 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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