Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Crime Control, Crime Prevention, and Victim Assistance $ 86,247.6 18.0 $ 45,350.0 40.0
Violence Prevention $ 1,107.0 2.0 $ 4,695.9 3.5
Research, Planning, and Coordination $ 677.0 13.0 $ 1,305.0 14.0
Information Systems, Technology, and Support $ 184.0 8.0 $ 2,036.0 8.0
Totals $ 88,215.6 41.0 $ 53,386.9 65.5

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (CJIA) is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. The goal of the Agency is the protection of citizens' lives and property. The Authority works to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues. We also work to ensure the criminal justice system in Illinois is as efficient and effective as possible. The Authority's major program areas are as follows: Crime Control, Crime Prevention and Victim Assistance Goals are to reduce the crime rate, reduce recidivism, and rebalance from prison-based to community-based care when appropriate. Develops, administers, and implements programs for crime control, crime prevention and victim assistance, with funding from several major federal assistance programs under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, Victims of Crime Act, Violence Against Woman Act and other federal and state grant programs. Administers and implements programs under the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act, with funding from insurance industry assessments. Information Systems, Technology and Support Improving the protection of citizens' lives and property in Illinois by designing, developing, and operating advanced technology that can be used to help Illinois law enforcement, victim services, and other criminal justice agencies collect and share information. Research, Planning and Coordination Improving the protection of citizens' lives and property in Illinois by conducting research on crime and justice system issues and trends. Ensure that CJIA's grantees apply the latest and best practices and programs, programs that national research have shown to be evidence-based practices, or programs that are supported in concept by research as to what actually works in criminal justice practice. Publishes and disseminates research studies and other criminal justice information. Evaluates the implementation and impact of state and local programs affecting criminal justice administration. Serves as a statewide central repository and clearinghouse for research and data on crime and the criminal justice system. Violence Prevention Goals are to reduce the crime rate through violence prevention programs by planning, funding, coordinating, assisting, and evaluating violence prevention efforts in Illinois. This program addresses all forms of interpersonal violence, family violence, youth violence and community safety applying evidence based practices