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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’s Research and Analysis Unit received the 2014 Technical Innovation Award

November 26, 2014

The Authority’s Research and Analysis Unit received the 2014 Technical Innovation Award from the Justice Research and Statistics Association for its Adult Redeploy Illinois client database. Each year during its annual business meeting JRSA honors Statistical Analysis Center projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to statistical or policy analysis. Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) is a statewide funding source for prison diversion programs that are run by counties or judicial circuits.

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Current Projects

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Analysis of Youth Criminal History Records to Identify Chronic, Serious, Violent Offenders

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between age and delinquency through analysis of secondary data. This study takes a retrospective approach by compiling a cohort of youth, ages ... Read more »

National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) Technical Assistance Project

Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the goal of this project is to assist the Illinois Department of ... Read more »

Study of Official Counts of Human Trafficking Cases in the U.S.

Over the past decade, federal, state and local law enforcement have increasingly been called upon to identify and investigate human trafficking cases. Numerous efforts have been put in place to track ... Read more »

Criminal Justice Statistics Web-based 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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Evaluation of Street Leonard's Ministries: Case studies of former residents of St. Leonards House and Grace House - First in a series

May 12, 2015
This report, the first in the series for the St. Leonards Ministries evaluation, focuses on five case studies. St. Leonards Ministries operates two, transitional, residential programs with supportive servicesSt. Leonards House (SLH) provides housing for adult men exiting prison, and Grace House (GH) provides housing for adult women exiting prison. The goal was to learn about the life experiences of program participants before, during, and after the program. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) researchers embarked on a multi-year, multi-component evaluation to identify program components that are effective in contributing to successful resident outcomes, learn about the programs residents and operations, and analyze resident outcomes. Collectively, the reports will educate criminal justice professionals and the public about the potential benefit of a structured, residential, reentry program for formerly incarcerated men and women. | Download »

ICJIA FY14 Annual Report

March 31, 2015
The ICJIA Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report features the Authoritys work in Illinois criminal justice policy and planning, grants administration, research, and information systems development during the fiscal year. | Download »

Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council 2014 Annual Report

March 19, 2015
A private and public partnership effectively combating motor vehicle theft and related crimes in Illinois since 1991. | Download »