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Welcome to the Research & Analysis Unit of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

This site provides Illinois-specific criminal justice information and data in a way that's informative, interesting, and easy-to-navigate. Our goal is to offer a wide range of materials and resources that are useful to justice system practitioners, planners, researchers, students, and the general public.

ICJIA's Research & Analysis Unit also serves as the state's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). This center is affiliated with and supported by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), a national nonprofit organization that promotes collaboration and exchange of information among state SACs, and acts as a liaison between state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice. Read more »


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Authority research staff provides panel presentations at NCJA National Forum

September 16, 2014

Research director Mark Myrent and research analyst Mark Powers delivered panel presentations at the 2014 National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) National Forum on Criminal Justice, which was held August 10 – 13 in Breckenridge, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference was "Integrating Research, Policy and Technology to Improve Public Safety."

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ICJIA receives $58,000 State Justice Statistics Program Grant

September 16, 2014

ICJIA was awarded a $58,848 State Justice Statistics Program Grant by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics to continue development of an online Criminal Justice Statistics Tool. With a start date of October 1, 2014, the primary objective of the project is to provide access to conviction statistics based on the aggregation of criminal history records from 1993 through 2013, along with Illinois prison admission statistics based on Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) data for the same time period. A web-based tool will be built to allow users to choose various geographic categories and offender characteristics to produce various tabular and graphic outputs.

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Current Projects

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Community Violence Prevention Program Evaluation: Youth Employment Program FY13

Under the umbrella of the Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), the Youth Employment Program (YEP) placed 1,800 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in summer employment in businesses ... Read more »

Community Violence Prevention Program Evaluation: The Parent Program FY13

Under the umbrella of the Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), the Parent Program prepared 1,010 parent leaders to conduct parent-driven community service projects in 24 Chicago and South ... Read more »

Adult Redeploy Illinois Program Evaluation

Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) is a performance-based funding program designed to offer incentives to counties to divert low-level non-violent offenders from prison to improved local services and ... Read more »

Criminal History-based Arrest Statistics Tool

Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the goal of this project is to develop a web-based tool that will allow ... Read more »

Recent Publications

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

August 29, 2014
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 Risk Factor Data for Illinois: 2012 Annual Report presents trends in juvenile justice system data, as well as data on factors that place youth at greater risk of delinquency. | Download »

Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council 2013 Annual Report

July 25, 2014
A private and public partnership effectively combating motor vehicle theft and related crimes in Illinois since 1991. | Download »

Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program

June 30, 2014
In 2013, the Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program (YEP) offered job readiness training, mentoring, and summer employment to approximately 1,800 youth participants in 24 Chicago-area communities. The evaluation of YEP was designed to guide programmatic enhancements and funding decisions. Researchers used multiple surveys of program staff and participants in order to obtain feedback on trainings for participants, the employment component, mentoring component, and general program operations. The program met its goals of increasing job readiness skills; building relationships between youth and a caring adult; increasing youth productive time and community engagement; and improving the community through community service. | Download »