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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.

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The Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1 PM to 5 PM at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 300 W. Adams St.,Chicago, Illinois 60606.

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The December 2nd ICJIA Quarterly Board meeting has been cancelled. The Authority is in the process of rescheduling the meeting for late January and will announce a new date soon.

The Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council will hold its regular meeting on December 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 West Adams Street, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice announces a job opening for Assistant Director. The mission of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice is to equip communities to appropriately respond to the needs of persons with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. We provide training, technical assistance, resources and collaboration consistent with the mission.

If you are interested in training people across the state, spreading knowledge about evidence-based practices, increasing your work experience, and expanding your contacts across the state, this might be the job for you. Please read the attached job posting and submit the required documents to:

Michelle Rock, Director
Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice

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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is conducting a Victims Needs Assessment.

If you are a victim of crime, we would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, created to better understand your needs. Responses will be kept confidential.

If you provide services to victims of crime, please feel free to forward this email and survey link to your clients.

This survey is available in both English and Spanish and will close Monday, November 21, 2016.

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.

ARI provides a vital public safety and public health benefit throughout the state and supports the State Commission on Criminal Justice & Sentencing Reform’s decarceration goals. Strengthening the ARI network will be crucial to future criminal justice reform.

Adult Redeploy Illinois sites are operating in:

  • The 2nd Judicial Circuit, serving Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties.
  • The 4th Judicial Circuit, serving Christian and Effingham counties.
  • The 9th Judicial Circuit, serving Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties.
  • The 20th Judicial Circuit expansion, serving Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties.
  • Boone County
  • Cook County, operating both Access to Community Treatment (ACT) Court and HOPE (Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement) program.
  • DeKalb County
  • DuPage County
  • Grundy County
  • Jersey County
  • Kendall County
  • Lake County
  • LaSalle County
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • Peoria County
  • Sangamon County
  • Will County

Winnebago County, operating both drug and therapeutic intervention program (mental health) courts.

View the Adult Redeploy Illinois 2015 Annual Report at www.icjia.org/redeploy.

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, Chicago and at Stratton Building, Room 621, 401 S. Spring, Springfield.

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