McLean County plans to utilize Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) resources to enhance and increase the utilization of the Administrative Sanctions Program by including valid up-to-date intermediate sanctions such as cognitive therapy groups, advocacy/mentoring, job skills, GED services, substance abuse and counseling, and electronic alcohol monitoring. It is anticipated that these enhancements in a redesign of Intensive Probation Supervision (IPS) and Drug Court monitoring will allow individuals who are at high risk of recidivating to receive services, sanctions, and incentives that will enable them to complete their probation without violating the rules that exist to assist them in staying out of trouble.
The key partners in the planning, development, implementation, and continuation of the program are the Court Services Department, the judiciary, and the offices of the State’s Attorney and Public Defender. Other partners are the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, local law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and a grant manager consultant.
The specific elements in the redesign of the Adult Redeploy Illinois/Intensive Probation Supervision (ARI/IPS) program (including Drug Court monitoring) are:
* Electronic Monitoring (GPS) – for curfew and home confinement enforcement
* Electronic Alcohol Monitoring (Scram) – instead of incarceration
* Cognitive Therapy Groups
* Job Skills Training – applications, Interviewing Skills, Work Ethic Training
* Educational Services – GED, College, Trade School Program
* Substance Use/Abuse Services
Targeted offenses include:
* Driving related cases – DUI, DWLR, and DWLS
* Property Cases – Burglary, Theft, and Retail Theft
* Possession – Controlled Substance and Cannabis cases
* Other Offenses – Obstructing Justice, Mob Action, Failure to Register as Sex Offender, etc.
At a minimum, McLean County’s goal is a 25% reduction (i.e., 9 cases in IDOC commitments based on the three-year average, or 25% of 35 cases).
Award: $138,123 (18 months – July 1, 2011-December 31, 2012)