Items tagged with "Victims"


articles  |   Victim Need Report: Service Providers’ Perspectives on the Needs of Crime Victims and Service Gaps

Published: November 3, 2017
Researchers conducted a statewide study to better understand crime victim needs, identify service gaps, and measure the capacity of Illinois victim service providers. Victim service providers from across Illinois identified the needs of violent crime victims. Providers also highlighted service gaps, or ways in which current service availability was unable to satisfy victim need. Study findings have policy and practice implications for funders, victim service providers, and other service agencies that interact with victims in Illinois.



publications  |   Victim Need Report: Service Providers’ Perspectives on the Needs of Crime Victims and Service Gaps

Published: November 3, 2017
Researchers conducted a statewide study to better understand crime victim needs, identify service gaps, and measure the capacity of Illinois victim service providers. Victim service providers from across Illinois identified the needs of violent crime victims. Providers also highlighted service gaps, or ways in which current service availability was unable to satisfy victim need. Study findings have policy and practice implications for funders, victim service providers, and other service agencies that interact with victims in Illinois.



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.



news  |   Illinois Victims Needs Assessment

Published: November 17, 2016

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is conducting a Victims Needs Assessment.

If you are a victim of crime, we would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, created to better understand your needs. Responses will be kept confidential.

If you provide services to victims of crime, please feel free to forward this email and survey link to your clients.

This survey is available in both English and Spanish and will close Monday, November 21, 2016.




publications  |   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  |   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



systems  |   Infonet

InfoNet is a web-based data collection and reporting system used by victim service providers in Illinois. The system is nationally recognized for facilitating standardized data collection and reporting at the statewide level. Initial development of InfoNet began in the mid-90s as a collaborative effort between the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Since then, InfoNet has grown to include partnerships with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois.