Publication type: Research Bulletins

publications  |   Probable posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of urban jail detainees

Published: 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 pr

publications  |   Annes House A Residential Program for Trafficking Victims

Published: February 20, 2013
Opened by the Salvation Army in 2010, Annes House is the first long-term, residential program in the Chicago area for young women and girls who were victims of sex traffickin

publications  |   Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council Illinois Felony Sentencing A Retrospective

Published: June 28, 2011
In response to this growth of the state’s correctional populations, and to ensure that sentencing policy is effective and efficient, Illinois created the Sentencing Policy Adv

publications  |   Prescription drug abuse accidental overdose on rise in Illinois

Published: June 24, 2011
More than 1 million emergency room visits involving prescription drugs were recorded in 2009 in the Chicago metropolitan—areaa 98-percent increase since 2004—according to th

publications  |   Prescription drug abuse drug treatment needs on rise in Illinois

Published: November 13, 2008
‘While the use of street drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, has declined in recent decades, prescription drug abuse is on the rise.

publications  |   Prostitution study finds Chicago girls trafficked through coercion violence

Published: September 10, 2008
Between July and December 2007, the Authority collaborated with the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law to research how young girls

publications  |   Study measures impact of government services on juvenile community reentry

Published: July 31, 2008
Research suggests incarcerated juveniles face many challenges as they transition back into the community. To examine how services provided by schools, public aid, foster care,

publications  |   Underreporting of violent victimization impedes justice services

Published: March 14, 2008
Less than half of all violent victimization crimes occurring in Illinois are reported to police, a percentage that typifies the frequency of crime reporting in the nation as a

publications  |   Child sex exploitation study probes extent of victimization in Illinois

Published: January 7, 2008
The commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States, often referred to as modern day slavery, is a multi-million dollar industry supported by revenue from pr