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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  »

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. Applicants must possess the creativity, pragmatism, ambition, collegiality, leadership, and vision needed to lead the agency's Research and Evaluation Unit.

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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.

ARI was created by the Illinois Crime Reduction Act of 2009 to support local jurisdictions in establishing more cost-effective alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders in their communities. Research has shown that non-violent offenders are more effectively rehabilitated in community settings, which are also less costly than prison. ARI is based on the successful juvenile Redeploy Illinois program.

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Authority News

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New! 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 »

New! Performance incentive funding for prison diversion: An implementation study of the DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois Program

This evaluation of DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) explored both planning and implementation of ARI programming during its pilot phase starting January 1, 2011 and concluding in June 30, ... Read more »

Request for input: 2016 - 2019 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Strategy

Written comment is being sought on the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council's statewide motor vehicle theft prevention strategy and the programs it supports. As in past years, this input ... Read more »

March 6 Authority Board Meeting Postponed

The March 6th Quarterly Authority Board Meeting of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is being re-scheduled. The new date and time will be announced soon. ... Read more »

Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Reentry Program Report Available

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 ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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New! 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 »

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Applications Due March 6, 2015

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 ... 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 »

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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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