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Fidelity to the Evidence-Based Drug Court Model: An Examination of Adult Redeploy Illinois Programs
December 2015

Drug courts emerged in the 1990s to address serious drug offending while improving offender outcomes and reducing incarceration costs. Heavily researched, drug courts are proven to reduce recidivism and save money (Marlowe, 2010; Mitchell, Wilson, Eggers, & Mackenzie, 2012; Bhati, Roman, & Chalfin, 2008). Operating with fidelity to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ (NADCP) 10 key drug court components is imperative to ensuring optimal results and effectiveness (NADCP, 1997; NADCP, 2013; NADCP, 2015).

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Authority) researchers examined drug courts funded by Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) in five counties. Data to measure the 10 key components was collected after 18 months of program implementation (August 2012 to July 2013).ARI applies evidence-based, data-driven, and result-oriented strategies to curb prison overcrowding and enhance public safety. Since 2010, the Authority has administered grant funding for ARI and offered research, evaluation, and technical assistance to the program. In exchange for grant funding, jurisdictions agree to implement an evidence-based prison-diversion program, such as drug courts, and reduce by 25 percent the number of non-violent offenders sentenced to prison from a target population.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Joint Meeting of the Performance Measurement Committee Meeting & Site Selection and Monitoring Committee Meeting December 21
December 2015

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Joint meeting of the Performance Measurement Committee Meeting & Site Selection and Monitoring Committee meeting will convene on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois 2014 Annual Report
October 2015

The Adult Redeploy Illinois 2014 Annual Report is now available on the ARI website. The report provides local jurisdictions, policymakers, and the general public important information on progress to-date in the initiative.

2014 was a year of continued growth for Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI). The number of non-violent offenders supervised at ARI sites increased 33 percent, from 1,275 in 2013 to 1,698 in 2014.

From 2011-2014, more than 2,100 non-violent offenders were diverted from prison which represents about $46.5 million in potential cost savings to the state by providing local supervision and services instead of sending these individuals to prison.

View the 2014 Annual Report >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting September 23
September 2015

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Applications Due March 6, 2015
February 2015

Adult Redeploy Illinois is making planning grants of up to $30,000 available to counties or groups of counties to explore how they might expand local alternatives to incarceration. Planning grants are for approximately 90 days and must be expended, with all activities completed, by June 30, 2015. Grant activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Hiring a strategic planning consultant or outside facilitator
  2. Performing an outside or in-house data analysis
  3. Providing stakeholder training (bringing in a trainer for a group of local stakeholders, or travel to an established training or conference)
  4. Conducting site visits to observe successful diversion programs inside or outside Illinois
  5. Community resource mapping

Planning grants are available on a non-competitive basis contingent on funding availability.
View the Planning Grant Notice.

A brief webinar about this Adult Redeploy Illinois planning grant opportunity will be scheduled for February 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. To sign up for the webinar or request additional information, please contact Mary Ann Dyar, Program Director, at maryann.dyar@illinois.gov, or Lindsey LaPointe, Program Manager, at lindsey.lapointe@illinois.gov.

 

Adult Redeploy Illinois FY15 Site Implementation RFP
September 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) to potentially bring on new implementation sites in FY15. The intent of this RFP is to grant funds to counties, judicial circuits, or parts of judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. The number and amount of new awards is contingent upon additional FY15 state funding becoming available. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 3, 2014. The grant period runs from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Visit the Site Implementation Request For Proposals webpage to apply >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee Meeting August 28
August 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:30p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Adult Redeploy Illinois Releases 2013 Annual Report
May 2014

The Adult Redeploy Illinois 2013 Annual Report is now available on the ARI website. The report provides local jurisdictions, policymakers, and the general public important information on progress to-date in the initiative.

In 2013, Adult Redeploy Illinois nearly doubled in size and impact, expanding from 10 sites in 10 counties in 2012, to 18 sites with 19 programs across 34 counties in 2013.   

View the 2013 Annual Report.>>

2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois All-Sites Summit
March 2014

On Thursday, April 24 and Friday, 25, 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois will be convening the 2014 All-Sites Summit. The 1 ½ day summit will bring together representatives from the 18 implementation sites and 6 planning sites across the state, to discuss critical issues for local Adult Redeploy Illinois programs. The summit will include panel presentations, break-out sessions on best practices from the field, technical training on data and grants, site updates, and time for networking.  

What: 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois All-Sites Summit
Who: The broad spectrum of ARI site stakeholders including but not limited to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers, probation staff and supervisors, program coordinators, and researchers.
When: Thursday, April 24th (full day) and Friday April 25th (half day)
Where: Chateau Hotel and Conference Center - Bloomington, IL

Summit registration and accommodation reservations will begin March 14, 2014. The registration deadline is March 31, 2014 and individuals are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Click here for further details and to register for the summit >>

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Training Webinar Recording
February 2014

On February 7th, Adult Redeploy Illinois staff conducted a Planning Grant Training webinar. The webinar training covered:

  • Background of Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI)
  • Basics of planning grant process
  • Uses of planning grant funds
  • Planning grant timeline and requirements
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click here to view the Friday, February 7, 2014 Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Training Webinar Recording.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Planning Grant Applications Due February 14, 2014
January 2014

Adult Redeploy Illinois is making planning grants of up to $30,000 available to counties or groups of counties to explore how they might expand local alternatives to incarceration. Planning grants are for 90-120 days and must be expended by June 30, 2014. Grant activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring a strategic planning consultant or outside facilitator
  • Performing an outside or in-house data analysis
  • Providing stakeholder training (bringing in a trainer for a group of local stakeholders, or travel to an established training or conference)
  • Site visits to observe successful diversion programs inside or outside Illinois
  • Community resource mapping

Planning grants are available on a non-competitive basis contingent on funding availability.

View the Planning Grant Notice.

A brief webinar about this Adult Redeploy Illinois planning grant opportunity will be scheduled for February 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. To sign up for the webinar or request additional information, please contact Mary Ann Dyar, Program Administrator, at maryann.dyar@illinois.gov, or Lindsey LaPointe, Project Coordinator, at lindsey.lapointe@illinois.gov.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting December 20
December 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor � Large Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

View the meeting agenda.

Adult Redeploy Illinois SFY14 Planning Grant Notice
July 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to announce planning grant availability in SFY14 beginning July 1, 2013.  Planning grants of up to $30,000 are available to counties, judicial circuits or parts of judicial circuits to convene stakeholders, analyze data, and conduct other activities to determine how best to implement a local Adult Redeploy Illinois program.

Planning grants are available on a rolling basis for a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 180 days. Activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • An outside facilitator or strategic planning consultant
  • An outside or in-house data analysis
  • Stakeholder trainings and related expenses (bringing in a trainer to a group of local stakeholders or stakeholder travel to an established training or conference)
  • Site observations of related diversion programs inside or outside Illinois
  • Community resource mapping

Planning grants are available on a non-competitive basis contingent on funding availability.

View the Planning Grant Notice.

Adult Redeploy Illinois FY14 Site Implementation RFP
June 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) to bring on new implementation sites in FY14. The intent of this RFP is to grant funds to counties, judicial circuits, or parts of judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. The number and amount of new awards is contingent upon FY14 state funding appropriation levels. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 30, 2013. The grant period runs from October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Successful applicants will articulate how their proposals further the stated goals of Adult Redeploy Illinois:

  • Reduce crime and recidivism at a lower cost to taxpayers.
  • Use financial incentives to counties or judicial circuits to create effective local level evidence based services.
  • Encourage the successful local supervision of eligible offenders and their reintegration into the locality.

Successful applicants will demonstrate how the use of evidence-based practices in assessment, supervision and treatment will improve public safety and offender outcomes. To support the long-term sustainability of the program and its recidivism reduction goals, applicants also must include the development of a community involvement piece in their local plans (e.g., Community Restorative Boards, community service, mentoring).

View further information about the RFP.

2012 County-Level Data Now Available on the Adult Redeploy Illinois Website
June 2013

The Illinois Criminal Justice Authority has posted data through 2012 on Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) program-eligible individuals. Illinois counties can access this up-to-date data on the ARI website under the 'Site Tools' tab. The data can assist continuing, new or potential ARI counties and judicial circuits to examine the ARI-eligible population currently sent to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), showing were diversion programs and interventions may be needed to reduce IDOC commitments of non-violent offenders while furthering the goals of ARI.

View the 2012 County-Level Data.

The National Criminal Justice Association Highlights Adult Redeploy Illinois
June 2013

The April 2013 justice bulletin of the National Criminal Justice Association featured the Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) program as a promising practice in a piece titled �Supporting Local Capacity by Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration.� The piece discusses the history and future of the program, as well as an identification of the initial pilot sites.

View the Bulletin
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Winnebago County Drug Court featured in Local News
June 2013

A May 15th Rockford Register Star article featured the recent Winnebago County Adult Drug Court graduation, which was the 31st of its kind in the program's history. Winnebago County�s Adult Drug Court is an Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) site, in operation since 2006 and funded by ARI since October 2011. The article discusses the success of the drug court in assisting individuals with substance abuse issues to overcome addiction and criminal justice involvement to reclaim their lives.

View the Article.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Releases 2012 Annual Report
March 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois 2012 Annual Report is now available on the ARI website. The report provides interested jurisdictions, policymakers and the general public important information on progress to-date in the program, including a sampling of success stories from ARI sites.

The report details a year of great impact:

  • The network of sites in full implementation expanded from six in 2011 to 10 in 2012 (with two more sites approved in November).
  • The number of offenders successfully diverted from prison rose from 207 in 2011 to 838 in 2012.
  • The potential corrections cost savings to the state as the result of ARI went from an estimated $3.3 million in 2011 to up to $16.1 million in 2012.

View the 2012 Annual Report.

McLean County Adult Redeploy featured in a recent Bloomington Pantagraph Article
March 2013

A March 10th Bloomington Pantagraph article highlights the McLean County Adult Redeploy Illinois program. The article references the success of the McLean County�s juvenile diversion program and showcases the County�s unique intensive supervision program, funded through ARI, as a response to local needs. Read the article here:

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/success-of-juvenile-redeploy-program-for-felons-sparks-an-adult/article_7c64a9ec-8920-11e2-a990-0019bb2963f4.html

Or view the Success of juvenile �redeploy� program for felons sparks an adult form article in PDF.


Adult Redeploy Gears up for the 2013 All-Sites Summit
March 2013

On March 28th and 29th, representatives from Adult Redeploy Illinois programs across the state will gather in Bloomington for the 2013 All-Sites Summit. The event will include presentations from the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice and the Corrections Institute of the Center for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Cincinnati, along with a panel on best practices from the field featuring ARI site representatives. Stakeholders from both implementation and planning grant sites will participate including public defenders, state�s attorneys, Judges, probation officers and treatment providers. Seventy individuals representing 18 different jurisdictions in Illinois plan to attend.


Crawford and McDonough Counties Launch Adult Redeploy Illinois Programs
February 2013

Adult Redeploy Illinois recently welcomed two new jurisdictions to the program, Crawford and McDonough Counties. Crawford County, a part of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in south eastern Illinois, will use ARI funds to expand and enhance their current drug court, in operation since January 2011. The county will purchase drug testing equipment and contract with a counselor to work with drug court defendants. The ARI funds allow for an increase of the drug court capacity and overall efficiency, including rapid drug test results to maintain offender accountability and the presence of the counselor at all drug court meetings to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration.

McDonough County, located in west central Illinois, begins implementation of an Adult Redeploy Illinois program in conjunction with neighboring Knox County, becoming the third county in the 9th Judicial Circuit to implement an ARI program. The Knox and McDonough collaboration is an important step in the eventual goal to implement ARI across the 9th Judicial Circuit. McDonough County will use ARI funds to implement a drug court following Knox County�s model. The county will purchase drug testing supplies, contract with a treatment provider, and hire a part-time probation officer to work solely with drug court defendants. Additionally, the new program will provide a training of evidence-based Seeking Safety curriculum to the entire 9th Judicial Circuit.

New Tool: Detailed "Snapshots" of Adult Redeploy Illinois Sites now available on Website
February 2013

The Adult Redeploy Illinois website now features detailed snapshots of the ten initial ARI pilot sites. The documents, located under the "local programs" tab on the ARI website, highlight the distinct ARI diversion programs operating in each jurisdiction. In addition to information on the specific program operations, other details provided include the specific target population and 25% reduction goal, evidence based practices in use, and an overview of the jurisdiction. The snapshots are intended to provide information to Illinois jurisdictions interested in exploring implementation of an ARI program, share program ideas with current ARI programs, and inform criminal justice policy stakeholders and the general public on specific ARI program in operation. View the Adult Redeploy Illinois Sites "Snapshots".

One-time Funding Available to Further ARI Goals
February 2013

At its December 3rd meeting, the Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board (ARIOB) approved a plan to offer one-time investment grants to current and potential ARI sites. The funds for these grants are state dollars that are available immediately and must be expended in full by June 30, 2013.

ARIOB is interested in funding in the following areas:

  1. Data and technology grants (equipment, software upgrades, data entry and quality control)
  2. Direct service supplements (treatment, housing, other support services)
  3. Training (conference scholarships, cross-disciplinary training)
  4. Evaluation

These one-time funds must be used to help jurisdictions meet the goals of Adult Redeploy Illinois, namely to reduce the number of non-violent offenders being sent to prison by implementing evidence-based assessments, programming, and data-sharing. For more details, please contact Mary Ann Dyar, Program Administrator, at 312-793-8949 or maryann.dyar@illinois.gov.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Offers Planning Grants
October 2012

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is offering planning grants to jurisdictions interested in exploring the implementation of an Adult Redeploy Illinois program to increase local alternatives to incarceration. For further details visit the Planning Grant Notice webpage.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Staff Visits Four Sites Across the State
October 2012

This September, Adult Redeploy Illinois staff and board members conducted site visits to four ARI pilot sites. The site visit team traveled to and met with program representatives in Madison County, Winnebago County, McLean County and Cook County. The goal of the site visits is to monitor progress and identify areas where technical assistance might be needed. Site visits consist of in-depth program descriptions, observations of court calls, discussions on fidelity to the program�s model (drug court, mental health court, intensive probation supervision), and a candid sharing of lessons learned. Annual site visits will continue beyond the pilot phase of the Adult Redeploy Illinois program, to support ongoing improvement in local, evidence-based alternatives to incarceration that reduce crime and recidivism at a lower cost to tax-payers.

Macon County Adult Redeploy Illinois Program Presents at the Alternatives to Incarceration Symposium hosted by Protestants for the Common Good
October 2012

On Wednesday, October 10, the Macon County Adult Redeploy Illinois program presented in Chicago to an audience of 250 at the Robert B. Wilcox Symposium on Criminal Justice, sponsored by Protestants for the Common Good. The symposium, titled Serving Our Communities: Alternatives to Incarceration, Models for Diversion, featured Macon County�s ARI program of intensive probation, evidence-based treatment and a Community Restorative Board component. Representatives from the Macon County program presented alongside other leading diversion programs from across the country, such as Seattle�s L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, and the Milwaukee-based Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program. Other speakers included Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, DHS Secretary (and ARIOB co-chair) Michelle Saddler, and ARIOB member Walter Boyd, who is Director of Criminal Justice Programs for Protestants for the Common Good. The Adult Redeploy Illinois staff is grateful to Protestants for the Common Good for hosting this important conversation, and applauds Macon County for making the trip to Chicago and sharing their model program.

Adult Redeploy Illinois releases Request for Proposals (RFP) - Deadline Extension
September 2012

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to grant funds to counties, groups of counties or judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders.

Through this RFP, funding is being provided for planning, expansion, extension, and implementation ramp-up efforts for local Adult Redeploy Illinois sites. The deadline for the Adult Redeploy Illinois Request for Proposals has been extended from Friday, September 28th to Tuesday, October 9th. Early submissions are appreciated. The grant period runs from November 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Adult Redeploy Creates Listserv for Stakeholders
June 2012

As of June 2012, ARI staff will provide relevant and timely information to stakeholders from the ten ARI pilot sites via a new listserv. Participants will hear about useful webinars, recent publications and upcoming events, such as conferences. Please contact Lindsey LaPointe at Lindsey.lapointe@illinois.gov to join the listserv.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Staff Visits Cook County's New HOPE Probation Program
June 2012

Adult Redeploy Illinois staff conducted an informal visit with the program staff of Cook County's ARI program on June 21st, both sitting in on a court staffing and observing a court call. Through ARI, Cook County operates a modified version of Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), a relatively new model involving swift and certain sanctions for probation violators. The program seeks to reduce drug use, decrease new crimes, and avoid further incarceration. The Cook County ARI program enrolled its first participant in February 2012 and currently has over 100 participants enrolled in the program.

For further information about the HOPE model of probation, visit: http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/community/drug-offenders/hawaii-hope.htm

Read the most comprehensive evaluation of the HOPE model to date at: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/229023.pdf

Adult Redeploy Illinois Staff Visit Pilot Sites in Knox County and Fulton County
May 2012

Staff of Adult Redeploy Illinois and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority traveled to Knox and Fulton counties on May 15th and 16th to visit the Adult Redeploy Illinois sites in Galesburg and Lewiston. Both sites have used ARI funding to operate adult drug courts as a way to divert non-violent, drug-involved offenders from prison and into treatment. The site visit team met with broad groups of stakeholders in the drug courts including the judiciary, state's attorneys, public defenders, probation officers, and treatment and service providers. The team also got to observe the Knox County Drug Court in action. The purpose of the visits was to gather information on program implementation and offer technical assistance, as needed. Adult Redeploy Illinois thanks thesecounties for graciously hosting the team and sharing all aspects of their programs.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Hosts Annual All-Sites Meeting
April 2012

On March 26, 2012, Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) hosted an All-Sites Meeting in Bloomington, Illinois for the ten pilot sites in the program. In total, 48 participants from across the state attended the day-long meeting focused on technical assistance, information sharing and networking. A prime focus of the meeting was how to most effectively implement evidence-based practices in local ARI programs.

Adult Redeploy Illinois Has 10 Pilot Sites across the State
February 2012

Adult Redeploy Illinois has ten pilot sites across the state, each with a unique design tailored to the needs of the local community.

View a description about all ten local pilot sites »

Adult Redeploy Illinois 2011 Annual Report
February 2012

The Adult Redeploy Illinois 2011 Annual Report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the implementation and projected impact of the program.

View the 2011 Annual Report »