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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  »

We find ourselves in a time of fiscal challenge that calls for an extraordinarily efficient and effective allocation of resources to ensure the public safety, health and welfare of Illinois citizens.

— Executive Director, Jack Cutrone

Authority News

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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 »

RESEARCH REPORT: Influence of court-ordered forensic evaluations on juvenile justice system-involved youth: Evaluation of River Valley Detention Centers Detention to Probation Continuum of Care program

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 ... Read more »

RESEARCH BULLETIN: 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 ... Read more »

Research Report: Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Parent Program

In 2013, the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Parent Program offered 1,010 parents in 21 Chicago-area communities training and then coordinated their participation in community service ... Read more »

Research Report: Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data for Illinois: 2012 Annual Report

ICJIA received a grant from the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to compile and present annual data on Illinois’ risk factors and the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Justice System and ... Read more »

Funding Updates

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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 »

April 9 ICJIA Budget Committee Summary

The Authority’s Budget Committee met on April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices, located at 300 West Adams, Main Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, 60606. Agenda items ... Read more »

2014 After-School Program grant awards

A request for proposals to implement after-school programs for students in grades K-12, with an emphasis on youth aged 11-17, was issued in November 2013. The following agencies received state grant ... Read more »

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Recent Publications

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Research Reports

Multisite Evaluation of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Approach to Violence Against Women in Illinois
Multisite Evaluation of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Approach to Violence Against Women in Illinois

ICJIA has funded four Illinois counties – McLean, Peoria, St. Clair and Kankakee – to operate multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that are designed to better coordinate local services to address domestic violence (DV), and the problem of sexual assault (SA). The purpose of this research study is to describe and assess these four MDTs.  Download » 


Research Reports

Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report
Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is pleased to announce publication of the Final Report of the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions. Illinois Public Act 96-0593 (20 ILCS 5000) created this Task Force within the Authority, and provides that the Task Force review statutes, administrative rules, policies, and practices that restrict employment of persons with criminal history and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by July 1, 2013.  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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