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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 2011 Annual Report

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40 pages
This annual report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (CJIA) for Fiscal Year 2011 features its work in criminal justice policy and planning, grants administration, research, and information systems development.
During the year, the CJIA continued its comprehensive and collaborative strategic planning process in formulating agency policy, research, and funding direction for the next several years. It worked with representatives across the criminal justice system statewide and nationally in identifying challenges facing the criminal justice system, with attention to programs and practices proven to be effective in addressing various challenges. The CJIA's strategic plan emphasizes the use of programs that conserve resources, share information across disciplines, and use evidence-based or promising practices. The plan will also promote proven crime-prevention strategies, community participation in public safety efforts, the reinvestment of justice resources, and addressing drug abuse and mental illness among offenders. The CJIA administered 1 State and 12 Federal grant programs during the year. These programs improve public safety and provide a variety of victim services. They also provide substance abuse treatment for non-violent offenders, decrease DNA backlogs, counter motor vehicle theft, and improve criminal background checks across the State. It administered 364 individual grants that amounted to nearly $40 million. In addition, the CJIA funded evaluations for a variety of projects. Research was conducted on trends in prescription drug use and abuse, college campus crime, restorative justice programs in use across the State, and 19 metropolitan enforcement groups and drug task forces. CJIA's Web site was redesigned during the year in order to improve public access to information on the agency's work. Fiscal information and a list of publications are provided. Charts and exhibits