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 August 2016, Adult Redeploy Illinois has 19 sites, implementing 38 programs, across 39 Illinois counties:

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting: February 21, 2017
February 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting will convene on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the following public sites: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago and Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: February 21, 2017
February 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting will convene on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. At the following public site: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago and Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting: February 14, 2017
February 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 12 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 Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: February 9, 2017
February 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting: December 21, 2016
December 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room.

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The Winnebago County Adult Redeploy Illinois Graduations
December 2016

On November 16th, Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) staff visited the Winnebago County Courthouse in Rockford to observe two memorable events:  The graduation ceremonies of their mental health court and drug court programs.  Those in attendance, including local law enforcement, judges, service providers, courthouse staff, family and friends, shared moments of tears, laughter, and applause as the graduates were honored for their hard work and dedication through the 30 months’ long program involving treatment and intensive court supervision in lieu of incarceration.  Chief Judge Joseph McGraw and ARI Program Manager Lindsey LaPointe offered congratulations to the graduates, recognizing their example of the program’s strength and success. 

The mental health court graduation convened first, with the Honorable Judge Janet Holmgren awarding certificates of completion to six graduates.  Each graduate presented an emotional testimony on his or her experiences in the program, and staff commented on their growth and achievements.  The 38th biannual drug court graduation followed, with four graduates sharing their journeys. One graduate, Josh, expressed gratitude for ARI and Winnebago drug court: “"I was, you know, lost and hopeless," said Josh, "And they gave me the opportunity to get a lot of things back in my life, and I still got a long way to go to get some other things back, but I'm happy again… It’s amazing. It saved my life."

The local ABC news affiliate, WVTO, covered the event: Read more >>

ICJIA Announces Adult Redeploy Illinois 2015 Annual Report
November 2016

Taxpayer cost savings top $75 million with 2,500 diverted from Illinois prisons in 5 years

CHICAGO—November 17, 2016. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director John Maki today announced release of the Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) Annual Report. The report outlines the program’s achievements through 2015, its fifth calendar year.

From 2011-2015, ARI distributed more than $15.5 million in grants to local jurisdictions to support problem-solving courts, enhanced probation supervision with services, and other evidence-based interventions responsive to the needs of their communities. In total, the program’s statewide network has diverted nearly 2,500 non-violent offenders from Illinois prisons, representing cost avoidance to the state of nearly $76 million.

The ARI site network grew to include 24 locally designed and controlled prison diversion programs at 22 sites covering 39 counties in 2015.

“Adult Redeploy Illinois is outcome-focused,” said Executive Director Maki. “Local programs work with individuals to address unmet needs, such as treatment for addiction or mental health issues, which may be contributing to their criminal behavior. This can put an end to the costly cycle of recidivism and imprisonment.”

ARI is a state funding program designed to build and support more effective and less expensive community alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offender. As an accountability mechanism, ARI sites agree to reduce by 25 percent (based on the past three years’ average) the number of people they send to the Illinois Department of Corrections from a locally defined target population. The state saves money through the reduced use of incarceration in state facilities and a portion of the savings are invested locally to support stronger, healthier communities. In state fiscal year 2015, the per capita cost of incarceration was $23,400 per year while the average ARI intervention costs approximately $4,400.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting: November 14, 2016
November 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Regular Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the following public sites: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicagoand and at Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting: November 7, 2016
November 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: November 2, 2016
October 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. to 3 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 (ARI) 2015 Annual Report is now available
October 2016

In calendar year 2015, the award-winning ARI program maintained the strong local partnerships on which its success is built, despite being impacted by the state budget impasse. During the year, 22 sites covering 39 counties served 1,917 non-violent offenders with community supervision and services in lieu of incarceration. Of these, 1,641 remained out of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Since 2011, ARI has distributed more than $15.5 million in grants to local jurisdictions. In that time, the ARI statewide network of sites diverted about 2,500 non-violent offenders from Illinois prisons, representing cost avoidance to the state of nearly $76 million (based on the difference in cost between incarceration and community-based supervision).

View the 2015 Adult Redeploy Illinois Annual Report >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting: October 14, 2016
October 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room, Chicago IL 60606.

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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Announce Notice of Funding Opportunity for SFY17 Planning Grants
September 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) Oversight Board is requesting applications from counties or groups of counties for planning grants to convene stakeholders, analyze data, and conduct other activities to determine how best to implement a local ARI program to divert non-violent offenders from prison into community-based supervision and services.

To apply and for further details visit the ICJIA ARI Notice of Funding Opportunity Website >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting: August 8, 2016
August 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the following public sites: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois and the Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield, Illinois.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting: July 29, 2016
July 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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 Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: July 25, 2016
July 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Monday July 25, 2016 at 2:30p.m. to 4:30 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 Oversight Board Regular Meeting: May 16, 2016
May 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Regular Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the following public sites: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago and at Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: May 16, 2016
May 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. At the following public site: Thompson Center, Room 2-025, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago and at Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting: May 9, 2016
May 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Monday, May 9, 2016 at
2 p.m. to 4 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 Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting May 10
May 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting May 5
April 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Thursday, May 5, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room.

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The Will County Adult Redeploy Illinois program welcomes visitors
March 2016

On March 23rd, the Adult Redeploy Illinois staff visited the Will County Courthouse in Joliet to observe their problem-solving courts. On that day, the Honorable Carla Alessio Policandriotes awarded certificates to several participants of the county’s Adult Redeploy Illinois program. Judge Policandriotes, in her wry and compassionate tone, congratulated the participants on their progress through the challenging phases of the program.

“What was the hardest part?” Judge Policandriotes asked.
“Being honest with myself,” said one.
“Staying sober,” said another.

Amid a concert of laughter, tears, and applause, Judge Policandriotes also encouraged the participants to keep growing.
“I’m so proud of you,” she said, “and don’t stop now.”

One participant, Tonya, wrote a letter, which she shared with the ARI staff:
“After multiple incarcerations and many non-violent felony convictions, I had given up. I had accepted and embraced the idea that I was going to live and die a cocaine addict. Then I was offered A.R.I. For the first time in 27 years, someone believed in me. Today, I have 18 months and 23 days of sobriety… I have a fulltime job with perfect attendance, I’m in school fulltime to get my degree in addiction studies and I’m spiritually fit to move forward each day. Most people would never have guessed I could get this far but I am doing it with dignity and grace. The program not only changed my life but it changed the way I perceive the world around me. There are so many people in our county that could truly change if they had a little hope. This program is exactly that.”

Short films on the Will County drug courts release
March 2016

In the fall of 2015, representatives from the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) accompanied Adult Redeploy Illinois staff to attend a Will County drug court graduation in Joliet, Illinois. Moved by the proceedings, community support, and participation of family members of the drug court graduates, the IPI staff returned to Joliet a few months later to learn more about the successful drug court. Shot from a variety of perspectives (prosecutor, graduate, coordinator), the three short films highlight drug courts as critical tool for courts and communities to move away from the costly and ineffective incarceration of drug offenders to the cost-effective community-based treatment services and supervision programs that address the reasons why people commit crimes (i.e., addiction).

State’s Attorney (James Glasgow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZZSmp5s1UA
Program graduate (Kristin Love): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OA0WiwQq5k
Coordinator (Julie McCabe-Sterr): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xVZ1e0Clc

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting March 18
March 2016

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room.

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Boone County Holds Inaugural Drug Court Graduation
January 2016

Boone County Drug Court honored the first graduates of the County’s inaugural drug court on Friday January 8th at the Boone County Courthouse in Belvidere, IL. Honorable C. Robert Tobin, the presiding judge of the drug court, welcomed a crowd of close to 50 people who convened to recognize the hard work of the two graduates and the entire drug court team. Local law enforcement, treatment providers, elected officials, judges, courthouse staff and families and friends of the graduates gathered to mark and celebrate the accomplishment. In operation since July 2013, Adult Redeploy Illinois funds the Boone County Drug Court.

“My Life was out of control and I didn’t even realize it. I was stealing from stores so I could get high or drunk. When I got arrested for the crime that got me into this program I was like, okay no jail time, great. I thought this was going to be easy. That joke was on me. I started intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and going to meetings. I had a hard reality check. When I started I could not see how I was going to have any fun without using. After a while, it just all came together. I got married and had a beautiful granddaughter all while in the program. My view on life is now positive, not negative. I can’t thank this program enough to help me get my life on track. It was a lot of hard work, but it all paid off.” –Mike, 2016 graduate.