Publication type: Research Reports


publications  |   Evaluation of the 2014 Community violence prevention program’s youth employment program

Published: August 18, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Youth Employment Program. The program, which ended in August 2014, sought to increase job readiness skills, build relationships with a caring adult, improve attitudes toward employment and violence, increase self-esteem and conflict resolution skills, and offer community service and engagement.

publications  |   Evaluation of the 2014 Community Violence Prevention Program’s Parent Program

Published: August 7, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Authority) researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s (CVPP) Parent Program. The program, which ended August 2014, sought to increase protective factors to reduce child maltreatment by employing and training nearly 1,000 Chicago-area parents to lead service projects to help other parents in 20 communities. The Center for the Study of Social Policy stated that effective parenting programs to prevent child maltreatment attempt to improve parent understanding of child development and teach child management (2003). In addition, those that are parent-led promote parental resilience and inter-parent connections.

publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Reentry Program

Published: February 23, 2015
In 2013, the Reentry Program, one of three components of the state of Illinois Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), provided services to youth and young adults on parole

publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Parent Program

Published: October 15, 2014
In 2013, the Parent Program component provided 1,010 parents in 21 Chicago-area communities training and then coordinated their participation in community service projects. Th

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data for Illinois 2012 Annual Report

Published: August 29, 2014
ICJIA received a grant from the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to compile and present annual data on Illinois risk factors and the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile

publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program

Published: June 30, 2014
In 2013, the Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program (YEP) offered job readiness training, mentoring, and summer employment to approximately 1,800 you

publications  |   Safe From the Start Year 12 Report 2001-2013

Published: May 21, 2014
This report summarizes data collected from 4350 children and their families that received Safe From the Start services over the past 12 years. These data provide an important

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

publications  |   Juvenile recidivism in Illinois Examining rearrest and reincarceration of youth released from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Published: July 18, 2013
This study was conducted to add to the understanding of juveniles incarcerated in Illinois by examining re-arrest and re-incarceration of juveniles released from the Illinois

publications  |   Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report

Published: July 1, 2013
‘The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is pleased to announce publication of the Final Report of the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions.

publications  |   An Inventory and Examination of Restorative Justice Practices for Youth in Illinois

Published: April 5, 2013
In this study, organizations in Illinois that address youth misconduct or delinquency were surveyed to examine the use of restorative justice practices in Illinois and the ext

publications  |   Juvenile recidivism in Illinois Examining rearrest and reincarceration of youth committed for a court evaluation

Published: August 29, 2012
This study was conducted to add to the understanding of juveniles incarcerated in Illinois by examining re-arrest and re-incarceration of 3,052 juveniles released from the Ill

publications  |   Juvenile recidivism in Illinois Exploring youth rearrest and reincarceration

Published: August 29, 2012
This study was conducted to add to the understanding of juveniles incarcerated in Illinois by examining re-arrest and re-incarceration of 3,052 juveniles released from the Ill

publications  |   Policies and procedures of the Illinois criminal justice system

Published: August 27, 2012
This guide provides an overview of how the state adult criminal justice system typically operates in Illinois. It offers information on the flow of adult criminal cases throug

publications  |   Examining multijurisdictional drug task force operations in Illinois

Published: August 1, 2012
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) held two focus groups with representatives of 19 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and metropolitan enforcement

publications  |   Families and Reentry Unpacking How Social Support Matters

Published: July 27, 2012
The Illinois prisoner reentry program, Safer Return, developed a family-inclusive case management model as the core of its suite of reentry services to formerly incarcerated i

publications  |   Evaluation of Chicago Police Departments Crisis Intervention Team for Youth training Year 1

Published: July 25, 2012
In 2010, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) provided the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago (NAMI-GC) with funding to implement th

publications  |   Community reentry after prison drug treatment Learning from Sheridan Therapeutic Community Program participants

Published: January 9, 2012
Researchers from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the WestCare Foundation interviewed 50 re-incarcerated participants of Illinois Sheridan Correctional

publications  |   Examining Illinois probationer characteristics and outcomes

Published: September 22, 2011
While most adults convicted of crimes in Illinois are sentenced to probation, little is known about the characteristics of these offenders, the conditions imposed as part of t

publications  |   Issues in Illinois college campus safety Trends in campus crime at fouryear institutions 20052008

Published: August 18, 2011
This report presents detailed information about reported crime on four-year college campuses in Illinois using data collected by colleges as mandated by the Jeanne Clery Discl

publications  |   The Peoria Pulling Levers Drug Market Intervention A Review of Program Process Changes in Perception and Crime Impact

Published: April 5, 2011
The Peoria Drug Market Intervention (DMI) program was intended to alleviate the disproportionately high crime rates found within a high-risk, disadvantaged, and chronically vi

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2008 Annual Report

Published: March 17, 2011
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   The Safety Net Works Initiative Examining the role of the community coalition in strengthening neighborhoods

Published: March 17, 2011
Safety Net Works (SNW) is a state-sponsored initiative designed to promote collaboration among local community groups with the goals of preventing youth violence and fostering

publications  |   A Process and Impact Evaluation of the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Therapeutic Community Program During Fiscal Years 2007 through 2010

Published: March 15, 2011
In response to increases in Illinois prison population during the late 1980s and early 1990s, low rates of access to substance abuse treatment services while in prison, and h

publications  |   A Process and Impact Evaluation of the Sheridan Correctional Center Therapeutic Community Program During Fiscal Years 2004 through 2010

Published: February 15, 2011
In response to increases in Illinois prison population, low rates of access to substance abuse treatment services while in prison, and high rates of recidivism, on January 2,

publications  |   Posttraumatic stress disorder and victimization among female prisoners in Illinois

Published: November 17, 2010
Post-traumatic stress disorder and victimization among female prisoners in Illinois summarizes a study involving interviews with 163 randomly-selected female prisoners at Illi

publications  |   A Study of Cooccurring Health Conditions and Treatment Coordination for Adult Jail Detainees in Residential Psychiatric Treatment

Published: September 8, 2010
One of the more robust findings of the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) and its replication (NCS-R) is that a relatively large number of co-occurring psychiatric and substanc

publications  |   Policies and Procedures of the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

Published: August 25, 2010
Policies and Procedures of the Illinois Juvenile Justice System is a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of the different stages of the juvenile justice system in Illinois. This

publications  |   Student Perceptions of Campus Safety Initiatives Assessing Views of Critical Incident Prevention and Response

Published: July 6, 2010
It has been approximately three years since the shooting at Virginia Tech University (VT) and two years since the shooting at Northern Illinois University (NIU); remarkably, w

publications  |   ShortTerm Impact Evaluation of the Lake County Adult Probation Womens Specialized Services Program

Published: May 26, 2010
Lake County’s women’s specialized services program aims to provide a higher quality of supervision and services to women offenders who have suffered trauma through empowering

publications  |   Victimization and helpseeking behaviors among female prisoners in Illinois

Published: April 15, 2010
The number of women in prison has increased both statewide and nationally in recent decades. Most females in state prisons are incarcerated for drug or property offenses. Inca

publications  |   Mental health screening and assessment in the Illinois juvenile justice system

Published: March 22, 2010
ICJIA staff researched the mental health screening and assessment practices for juvenile police, probation and court services departments, and detention and correctional facil

publications  |   Issues in Illinois College Campus Safety History and Development of Campus Safety Planning

Published: March 17, 2010
This report as the first in a series of ICJIA reports on college crime and safety issues. Subsequent reports will describe the data about offenses committed on and around coll

publications  |   Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Published: February 23, 2010
The Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence project was funded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) in the spring of 2008 to

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2007 Annual Report Appendix H Data Tables

Published: December 22, 2009
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2007 Annual Report

Published: December 22, 2009
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2006 Appendix H Data Tables

Published: November 6, 2009
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2006 Annual Report

Published: November 6, 2009
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Final report of the Go to 2040 Crime and Justice Planning Initiative

Published: July 17, 2009
The Chicago Community Trust and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) jointly initiated a comprehensive, long-range planning project for the Chicago region (Cook

publications  |   Evaluation of the Jail Data Link Program

Published: July 10, 2009
Mentally ill jail inmates who were previously served by community mental health centers face three sets of problems: an unplanned disconnect with the mental health agency when

publications  |   METHAMPHETAMINE AND VIOLENCE IN ILLINOIS

Published: June 12, 2009
Methamphetamine has spread eastward from Hawaii and California to other parts of the country, including the Midwest. Despite aggressive efforts by state and federal government

publications  |   Examining at-risk and delinquent girls in Illinois

Published: June 4, 2009
This report examines risk factors of girls in Illinois including individual, family, and school risk factors. Also examined are delinquent girls at arrest, detention, and corr

publications  |   Implementation and ShortTerm Impact Evaluation of the Lake County Adult Probation Departments Womens Specialized Services Program

Published: June 17, 2008
The Lake County Probation Departments womens specialized services program aims to provide a higher quality of supervision and services to women offenders who have suffered t

publications  |   Juvenile Justice Data 2005 Annual Report APPENDIX H Data Tables

Published: June 13, 2008
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data 2005 Annual Report

Published: June 13, 2008
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority received a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to create the

publications  |   Final Implementation Evaluation Report for the Illinois Going Home Program

Published: May 27, 2008
The Illinois Going Home Program (GH) was conceived with several challenging, policy-level goals that reflect an attempt to refocus the corrections system on rehabilitation. Il

publications  |   Domestic sex trafficking of Chicago women and girls

Published: May 8, 2008
The purpose of this research project was to obtain more information about the process by which young girls are recruited into the sex trade industry in the Chicago metropolita

publications  |   A Primer on Drug Addiction Crime and Treatment

Published: April 10, 2008
This report is the fourth in a series of publications on the disproportionate number of African Americans who have been incarcerated for drug crimes in Illinois. The first rep

publications  |   Analysis of InfoNet Data from Domestic Violence Agencies Executive Summary

Published: April 10, 2008
This summary highlights the findings from analysis of domestic violence service data obtained by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) through its InfoNe

publications  |   From Corrections to Community The Juvenile Reentry Experience as Characterized by Multiple Systems Involvement

Published: April 10, 2008
In this study, we examined reentry experiences of a population of youth released from Illinois juvenile correctional facilities between 1996 and 2003. Prior research suggests

publications  |   Analysis of InfoNet Data from Domestic Violence Agencies Full Report

Published: April 10, 2008
The analyses presented here were conducted in order to look more fully at these issues. They build upon our previous work examining both domestic violence data and sexual assa

publications  |   The commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth in Illinois

Published: January 7, 2008
The commercial sexual exploitation of children has received increased national attention in recent years. Government officials have shown growing concern for young people expl