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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 »


What's New

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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Authority Research Director Mark Myrent elected Vice President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association

November 26, 2014

Authority Research Director Mark Myrent was elected Vice President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association Executive Board for the 2014-15 business year. The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community who are dedicated to the use of research and analysis to make informed policy and program decisions. JRSA conducts and publishes multistate, policy-relevant research on justice issues; provides training and technical assistance to build research and evaluation capacity and knowledge of evidence-based practices at the state and local levels; and maintains information on state criminal and juvenile justice research and programs.

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Current Projects

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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 »

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 »

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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Research at a Glance: Impacts of Probationer Screening and Services on Probation Success and Future Arrests

December 18, 2014
The Detention to Probation Continuum of Care (DPCC) program was developed by River Valley Detention Center (RVDC) mental health professionals to identify detained youth mental health needs, enhance compliance with conditions of probation, and reduce subsequent justice system involvement. Administrative data were examined for years 2003 through 2009 to assess the extent to which youth received DPCC services and to track their compliance with sentencing conditions, subsequent detention admissions, and arrests. | Download »

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

December 5, 2014
The evaluation report of River Valley Detention Centers (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. The DPCC program is administered through a collaboration of RVDC mental health staff, and Will and Kankakee county juvenile court judges and probation officers. This evaluation was conducted to better understand the DPCC program model and the extent to which it influences linkage to community-based treatment services and enhances juvenile justice outcomes of probation compliance and subsequent reduced detention admissions and arrests. | Download »

Probable posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of urban jail detainees

November 3, 2014
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). These settings provide unparalleled opportunities for studying and treating some of the most troubled and troublesome concentrations of people in the country (Watson, Hanrahan, Luchins, and Lurigio, 2001). | Download »