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The Federal & State Grants Unit oversees federal and state assistance programs administered by the Authority. The unit is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring state and local programs. These tasks include planning, program development, technical assistance, coordination, and administration.
For more information about ICJIA administered grant programs, please call the Authority, 312-793-8550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following programs are currently managed by the Authority. For a complete list of all current and past grant programs, please see the grant archive.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) was designed to streamline justice funding and grant administration. The program blended funding for Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance (also known as ADAA) and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant programs to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.
JAG funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas:
Under this award, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) made $25 million available to eligible state victim assistance programs to apply for noncompetitive funding to support training and technical assistance for victim assistance service providers and others who work with crime victims. Illinois was awarded $946,913 for federal fiscal year 2015.
The purpose of this program is to provide each state and territory with funding to support training and technical assistance for victim assistance grantees and others who work with crime victims. States are encouraged the use of the funds to enhance existing State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAAs) or to establish new ones. These funds can also support statewide training initiatives, crime victim related conferences, basic training for new programs for underserved victims, and scholarships to service providers and others who work with crime victims. As with all VOCA awards, states would have the year of the award plus three years to spend these funds.
Illinois has an extensive network of coalitions and statewide issue groups that are supported by strong legislation dedicated to victim rights and services. Yet, Illinois is a large, diverse state that still has many unmet needs in the victim services field. Local agencies throughout the state struggle to meet the training and staffing needs for their services. Issue specific training is available in some areas and increasingly required for some positions, but the availability of training that is affordable and the opportunity to hear state and national experts in many fields is often beyond the reach of local agencies.
Funding from this program will be used to expand training opportunities for victim service advocates throughout the state of Illinois.
The Victims of Crime Act is funded with fines paid by offenders convicted of violating federal laws, supports direct services to victims of crime. The Act requires that priority be given to services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and other groups identified by the state as underserved victims of crime.
Congress first passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 and reauthorized the Act in 2000. With a reauthorization in 2005, Congress began a new initiative of the S.T.O.P. (Services * Training * Officers * Prosecutors) VAWA program by authorizing grants to states for programs that would improve the response of the criminal justice system to female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The program’s objectives include:
The Act specifies that states must allocate 25 percent of the funds to law enforcement, 25 percent to prosecution, 30 percent to service providers, and 5 percent to the courts. The remaining 15 percent can be allocated at the state’s discretion.
In response to declining state resources and expanding criminal justice research about best practices in corrections, Illinois passed the Crime Reduction Act of 2009. The Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) program was created by the Act to increase alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. Research shows that non-violent offenders are more effectively rehabilitated in community settings, which are also less expensive than prison. ARI provides grants to local jurisdictions to expand their capacity to safely supervise non-violent offenders in the community by investing in evidence-based practices shown to reduce recidivism. In exchange for grant funding, sites agree to reduce by 25 percent the number of non-violent offenders they send to the Illinois Department of Corrections from their target populations.
Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention (CBVIP) services programs support the following activities:
Family Violence Coordinating Councils, at both state and local/circuit levels, establish a forum to improve the institutional, professional, and community response to family violence, including intimate partner abuse, child abuse, abuse against people with disabilities, and elder abuse. The councils engage in education and prevention as well as coordination of intervention and services for victims and perpetrators. They work to improve the administration of justice when addressing family violence.
In order to facilitate the safe disposal of drugs, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 097-0545, which established the Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Fund, a special fund in the state treasury. The Act states, “monies in the Fund shall be used for grants by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of facilitating the collection, transportation, and incineration of pharmaceuticals from residential sources that are collected and transported by law enforcement agencies. These funds will be used to procure drug disposal boxes and arrange for their delivery to priority sites. Recipient agencies will agree to follow this standard procedures for the receipt, storage, and disposal of the collected drugs.
The Safer Foundation (SF) partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) seeks to better understand the issues connected to gun violence in Chicago’s west side communities. As a referral partner, SUHI seeks to work with SF to build their previous study of non-fatal gun violence victims who are treated and discharged quickly. The goal is to refer such persons for SF services and to identify their social needs, gaps, resources and barriers to employment and workforce development comparing those with and those without arrest/conviction records.
ICJIA funds will allow Safer Foundation to use mechanisms to provide additional supports to participants participating in a higher level of credentialed training and job training, including higher literacy, skill level, case management, and wrap around services.
For a complete list of grant programs, please see our grant program archive.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is committed to prohibiting discrimination in the grant-funded workplace and in the delivery of services by ICJIA grantees. ICJIA does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, or unfavorable discharge from military service.
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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is committed to prohibiting
discrimination in the grant-funded workplace and in the delivery of services by ICJIA grantees.
ICJIA grantees have a legal and contractual obligation to provide employment and services,
funded by ICJIA grants, in a discrimination-free manner. Accordingly, this document establishes
the written policy and procedure for ICJIA employees to follow when they receive a complaint
of discrimination from grantee employees and grantee clients, customers, and program
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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), authorized by Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and subsequently reauthorized as the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 and 2013, provides financial assistance to states for developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. To be eligible, states must develop a plan in accordance with requirements set out in the Act. The Act specifies that states must allocate at least 25 percent of the VAWA funds it receives to law enforcement, 25 percent to prosecution, 30 percent to nonprofit, non-governmental victim services, and at least 5 percent to courts. The remaining 15 percent may be allocated at the state’s discretion within the parameters of the Act. Funds may not be used to replace dollars already committed to a service or program.
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