About Adult Redeploy Illinois
Adult Redeploy Illinois was established by the Crime Reduction Act (Public Act 96-0761) to provide financial incentives to local jurisdictions for programs that allow diversion of non-violent offenders from state prisons by providing community-based services. Grants are provided to counties, groups of counties, and judicial circuits to increase programming in their areas, in exchange for reducing the number of people they send to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Crime Reduction Act is based on the premise that crime can be reduced and the costs of the criminal justice system can be controlled by understanding and addressing the reasons why people commit crimes. It is also based on the premise that local jurisdictions (judicial circuits or counties) know best what resources are necessary to reduce crime. Rigorous evaluation processes with standardized performance measurements are required to confirm the effectiveness of services in reducing crime.

The Adult Redeploy Illinois program is an example of a national best practice called "performance incentive funding," which other states are adopting in different ways. Adult Redeploy Illinois is based on the successful juvenile model which has been operating since 2004 with positive results. In the first three years of the juvenile Redeploy Illinois program, four pilot sites reduced the number of youth sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice by 51 percent (well above the 25 percent goal), which represents potential youth incarceration cost avoidance to the state of nearly $19 million.

Results expected with Adult Redeploy Illinois include reduced prison overcrowding (based on other states' experiences, with no increase in crime); lowered cost to taxpayers ($24,899 a year for prison vs. less than $200 total for drug school for first offenders or $3,500 on average for drug treatment); an end to the expensive vicious cycle of crime and incarceration.

As of February 2014, Adult Redeploy Illinois has 18 sites, implementing 19 programs, across 34 Illinois counties:

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Latest News
Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting December 9
December 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

View the meeting agenda >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois FY15 Site Implementation RFP
September 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) to potentially bring on new implementation sites in FY15. The intent of this RFP is to grant funds to counties, judicial circuits, or parts of judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. The number and amount of new awards is contingent upon additional FY15 state funding becoming available. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 3, 2014. The grant period runs from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Visit the Site Implementation Request For Proposals webpage to apply >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting August 28
August 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:30p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Releases 2013 Annual Report
May 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois 2013 Annual Report is now available on the ARI website. The report provides local jurisdictions, policymakers, and the general public important information on progress to-date in the initiative.

In 2013, Adult Redeploy Illinois nearly doubled in size and impact, expanding from 10 sites in 10 counties in 2012, to 18 sites with 19 programs across 34 counties in 2013.   

View the 2013 Annual Report.>>

2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois All-Sites Summit
March 2014

On Thursday, April 24 and Friday, 25, 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois will be convening the 2014 All-Sites Summit. The 1 ½ day summit will bring together representatives from the 18 implementation sites and 6 planning sites across the state, to discuss critical issues for local Adult Redeploy Illinois programs. The summit will include panel presentations, break-out sessions on best practices from the field, technical training on data and grants, site updates, and time for networking.  

What: 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois All-Sites Summit
Who: The broad spectrum of ARI site stakeholders including but not limited to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers, probation staff and supervisors, program coordinators, and researchers.
When: Thursday, April 24th (full day) and Friday April 25th (half day)
Where: Chateau Hotel and Conference Center - Bloomington, IL

Summit registration and accommodation reservations will begin March 14, 2014. The registration deadline is March 31, 2014 and individuals are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Click here for further details and to register for the summit >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Training Webinar Recording
February 2014

On February 7th, Adult Redeploy Illinois staff conducted a Planning Grant Training webinar. The webinar training covered:

  • Background of Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI)
  • Basics of planning grant process
  • Uses of planning grant funds
  • Planning grant timeline and requirements
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click here to view the Friday, February 7, 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Training Webinar Recording.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Applications Due February 14, 2014
January 2014

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 for 90-120 days and must be expended by June 30, 2014. Grant activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring a strategic planning consultant or outside facilitator
  • Performing an outside or in-house data analysis
  • Providing stakeholder training (bringing in a trainer for a group of local stakeholders, or travel to an established training or conference)
  • Site visits to observe successful diversion programs inside or outside Illinois
  • Community resource mapping

Planning grants are available on a non-competitive basis contingent on funding availability.

View the Planning Grant Notice.

A brief webinar about this Adult Redeploy Illinois planning grant opportunity will be scheduled for February 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. To sign up for the webinar or request additional information, please contact Mary Ann Dyar, Program Administrator, at maryann.dyar@illinois.gov, or Lindsey LaPointe, Project Coordinator, at lindsey.lapointe@illinois.gov.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting December 20
December 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor � Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

View the meeting agenda.

Adult Redeploy Illinois SFY14 Planning Grant Notice
July 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to announce planning grant availability in SFY14 beginning July 1, 2013.  Planning grants of up to $30,000 are available to counties, judicial circuits or parts of judicial circuits to convene stakeholders, analyze data, and conduct other activities to determine how best to implement a local Adult Redeploy Illinois program.

Planning grants are available on a rolling basis for a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 180 days. Activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • An outside facilitator or strategic planning consultant
  • An outside or in-house data analysis
  • Stakeholder trainings and related expenses (bringing in a trainer to a group of local stakeholders or stakeholder travel to an established training or conference)
  • Site observations of related diversion programs inside or outside Illinois
  • Community resource mapping

Planning grants are available on a non-competitive basis contingent on funding availability.

View the Planning Grant Notice.

Adult Redeploy Illinois FY14 Site Implementation RFP
June 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) to bring on new implementation sites in FY14. The intent of this RFP is to grant funds to counties, judicial circuits, or parts of judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. The number and amount of new awards is contingent upon FY14 state funding appropriation levels. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 30, 2013. The grant period runs from October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Successful applicants will articulate how their proposals further the stated goals of Adult Redeploy Illinois:

  • Reduce crime and recidivism at a lower cost to taxpayers.
  • Use financial incentives to counties or judicial circuits to create effective local level evidence based services.
  • Encourage the successful local supervision of eligible offenders and their reintegration into the locality.

Successful applicants will demonstrate how the use of evidence-based practices in assessment, supervision and treatment will improve public safety and offender outcomes. To support the long-term sustainability of the program and its recidivism reduction goals, applicants also must include the development of a community involvement piece in their local plans (e.g., Community Restorative Boards, community service, mentoring).

View further information about the RFP.