Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

2018 Research, Planning, and Coordination
Mission Statement To improve the protection of citizens' lives and property in Illinois by conducting research on crime and justice system issues and trends, evaluating the implementation and impact of state and local programs affecting justice administration, and enhancing efforts to disseminate criminal justice information.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Ensure that ICJIA'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. Identify, research, address and evaluate issues and programs affecting the justice system in Illinois, and inform policy makers and decision makers of findings and recommendations.
    1. Administer research and evaluation grants awarded to sub-grantees.
    2. Publish and disseminate reports, research bulletins and other documents stemming from research and evaluation activities.
  2. Serve as a statewide central repository and clearinghouse for criminal justice research and data and respond to requests for information on a variety of criminal justice issues from public policy makers, criminal justice practitioners and the general public.
    1. Respond to at least 100 clearinghouse requests for information annually.
    2. Maintain the authority's website and expand its presence on the internet.
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Criminal Justice Information Projects Fund, Criminal Justice Trust Fund Statutory Authority 20 ILCS 3930
Fiscal Year 2019 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2018 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2017 Actual Fiscal Year 2016 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 677.0 $ 677.0 $ 1,305.0 $ 1,305.0 $ 935.0
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 677.0 $ 677.0 $ 1,305.0 $ 1,305.0 $ 935.0
Average monthly full-time equivalents 13 13 14 14 9
Output Indicators
Total number of research and evaluation grants awarded to sub-grantees 0 0 1 1 1
Number of clearinghouse requests for information 69 69 87 87 99
Number of publications available on website 922 922 908 908 867
Outcome Indicators
Total number of research and evaluation projects active and currently being implemented by sub-grantees 346 346 1 1 1
Total number of research and evaluation project final reports received 20 20 27 27 2
Percent of clearinghouse requests for information completed 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Number of website downloads 162,452 162,452 N/A N/A 1,301,066
Number of website hits 96,408 96,408 91,726 91,726 N/A