Items tagged with "Victims"


publications  |   Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee Research Report

Published: January 31, 2017
On January 10 and 11, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) convened the Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee (Committee). ICJIA researchers, with assistance from Aeffect, Inc., a research consulting agency, completed a six-month research project to identify crime victim needs and service gaps and measure the existing capacity of Illinois victim service providers. This article provides an overview of the research approach and the 12 key funding priorities discussed during the Committee and approved by the ICJIA Board on January 27, 2017. The priority areas will guide statewide funding decisions and the development of Notice to Fund Opportunities (NOFO) for the next three years.



articles  |   Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee Research Report

Published: January 31, 2017
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority convened an Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee in January to review research to identify crime victim needs and service gaps and measure capacity of Illinois victim service providers. The Committee then set funding priorities to address those needs, gaps, and capacity issues. The priorities were later approved by the ICJIA Board and will guide notices of funding opportunity and statewide funding decisions for the next three years.



articles  |   Transitional housing for victims of intimate partner violence

Published: May 3, 2016
Many victims of intimate partner violence find themselves at increased risk for homelessness as they make efforts to escape violence. The lack of stable, safe, and affordable housing is associated with negative outcomes for these victims. This article describes the relationship between housing instability and victim health and well-being, issues to consider when addressing housing stability for this population, and recommendations for policy and practice.



articles  |   An examination of Illinois sexual violence victims

Published: March 7, 2016
InfoNet is a web-based data collection and reporting system used by rape crisis centers across Illinois. Developed by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in collaboration with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) and other agencies, InfoNet is used by ICASA’s network of 33 rape crisis centers. The system tracks victim characteristics and services provided using unique identifiers and offers data to inform local and statewide policy and planning.



articles  |   InfoNet: Putting data to work

Published: August 24, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s InfoNet data system is key to targeted, effective services for victims of interpersonal violence across Illinois.



publications  |   National survey of residential programs for victims of sex trafficking

Published: October 24, 2013
The goal of the research was to create a national inventory of residential programs for victims of sex trafficking. ICJIA staff surveyed residential programs operating in the



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

Published: August 13, 2013
Domestic violence and sexual assault are serious problems in Illinois. While many such offenses are reported yearly, localities often lack resources needed to make arrests, to