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Adult Redeploy Illinois Committee Meetings: November 7 and November 8, 2017
Posted: November 6, 2017

Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee Meeting: November 7, 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 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 Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee Meeting: November 8, 2017

The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Library Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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ICJIA ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR INTERVENTION SERVICES TO CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE
Posted: November 6, 2017

Statewide Safe from the Start Program Serves Children Ages 0 to 5

CHICAGO-November 1, 2017. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Executive Director John Maki today announced the agency has awarded more than $1 million in grants to programs across Illinois serving young children who have been exposed to violence

Safe from the Start supports development, implementation, and evaluation of collaborative community-based models to identify, assess, and provide counseling and family support services to children ages 0 to 5 who have been exposed to violence in their home and/or community. Without intervention, young children exposed to violence are at risk for cognitive delays and emotional and social difficulties that can lead to additional victimization and later juvenile justice involvement.

“Safe from the Start is a unique, research-driven program that reaches urban, suburban, and rural Illinois children and families,” said Executive Director Maki. “We will continue to support programs that leverage multi-jurisdictional and collaborative efforts to best serve at-risk populations.”

A 14-year study of the early intervention program showed a significant impact. Pre- and post-intervention assessments showed children’s trauma symptoms were alleviated with services. In one assessment, 43 percent of SFS child clients scored in the borderline or clinical range of problem behaviors prior to receiving services. That figure dropped to 29 percent post-intervention.

The study also showed the program was helpful to parents and other caregivers. Following services, the percentage of caregivers scoring at or above the borderline clinical range on the Parental Stress Inventory assessment dropped from 42 percent to 33 percent.

Grant awards included:

Agency Awarded

Geographic Area Served

Award

Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County

Elk Grove, Hanover, Maine, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheeling townships; Prospect Heights; Carpentersville; East Dundee

$ 121,500

Center for Prevention of Abuse

Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties

$ 121,500

Casa Central

Chicago’s Austin, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, South Lawndale, and West Town neighborhoods, and Near West Side

$ 75,000

Child Abuse Council

Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties

$ 121,500

Children’s Home + Aid Society of Illinois

McLean County

$ 121,500

Family Focus, Inc.

Chicago’s Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods

$ 75,000

Heartland Human Care Services

Chicago’s Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Back of the Yards, and McKinley Park neighborhoods

$ 75,000

Metropolitan Family Services

Chicago’s Roseland, Pullman, and West Pullman neighborhood

$ 75,000

South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc.

Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Crete, Frankfort, Manhattan, Monee, New Lennox, Orland, Palos, Peotone, Rich, Thornton, and Washington townships

$ 121,500

University of Illinois at Chicago (Evaluation contract)

$ 123,900

TOTAL

$ 1,031,400

For more information on childhood exposure to violence, go to http://lookthroughtheireyes.org/videos-2/.


Sex Offender Registration And Notification Act Electronic Transmission And Livescan Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity
Posted: November 6, 2017

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for SORNA Electronic Transmission and Livescan grants. Grants will be made with SORNA Federal Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017 funds. A total of $463,307 in funding is available through this solicitation for use over a period of six months.

Application deadline: December 21, 2017

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ICJIA Now Hiring!
Posted: November 1, 2017

ICJIA Now Hiring!

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Check out these exciting ICJIA opportunities!

Project Coordinator (part-time)
Closing Date: November 3, 2017

Technical Advisor II
Closing Date: November 15, 2017

Research Analyst
Closing Date: November 24, 2017

Research Analyst (part-time)
Closing Date: November 24, 2017


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Victims Of Crime Act Funding Opportunity For Trauma Recovery Centers
Posted: October 31, 2017

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to serve hard-to-reach victims of crime through Illinois Level 1 Adult or Pediatric Trauma Centers. Applicants may request a maximum of $1.1 million in federal funding for use over a 15-month period. The term of the grant agreement will commence upon its effective date. Based on program performance and fund availability, ICJIA may recommend allocation of funding to support an additional 24 months. Deadline: January 10, 2018

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ICJIA Receives Federal Award to Improve Illinois Service Collaboration for Child and Youth Victims of Violence
Posted: October 26, 2017

CHICAGO - October 26, 2017. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Executive Director John Maki today announced the agency received a $500,000 federal award to help children and youth suffering from trauma.

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Illinois Targeted Violence Prevention Program to Receive $187,000 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant
Posted: June 29, 2017

CHICAGO—June 29, 2017. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director John Maki today announced confirmation of a $187,877 grant award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support efforts of the Targeted Violence Prevention Program.

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ICJIA ANNOUNCES A 2017-2018 TIMELINE FOR VOCA COMPETITIVE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Posted: June 8, 2017

ICJIA anticipates the release of several competitive funding opportunities in 2017 and 2018. This memo outlines the timeline and the important steps potential applicants must take in order to be eligible for a competitive funding opportunity. ICJIA cannot provide more detail regarding upcoming funding opportunities as doing so may disqualify potential applicants from funding.

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