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The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Site Selection & Monitoring Committee will meet on Thursday, May 5, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL - 2nd Floor – Large Conference Room.

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The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Full Commission will meet on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1 PM to 5 PM at the Adler University, 17 N Dearborn 15th floor, Chicago, Illinois.

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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager of Victim Services in the Federal and State Grants Unit. The Manager of Victim Services formulates and implements policies and procedures for the grant monies under victim services; solicits grant applications to candidates; evaluates policies and procedures for maximum effectiveness and compliance; and makes recommendations with respect to and supervises the development and implementation of state-mandated plans related to victim services grant programs.

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The Adult Redeploy Illinois program, housed at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, is seeking an independent contractor for temporary and part-time policy and project coordinator duties. The policy and project coordinator must have experience in and knowledge of criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration.

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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grant Monitor in the Federal and State Grants Unit.Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Victim Services, the Grant Monitor participates in the review, examination, approval, and implementation and monitoring of interagency agreements and contracts relating to grant programs; participates in preparing contracts, project amendments and related reports relative to such programs; and assists in determining technical assistance needs and developing appropriate responses for different projects.

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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority invites members of state and local community corrections, law enforcement, court, and service provider agencies to a FREE training event on implementing SCF strategies to reduce recidivism in the community and increase safety in correctional facilities.

For further information visit the SCF website.

CHICAGO—April 19, 2016. Today the Illinois Office of the Auditor General released its report on the Community Violence Prevention Program, After-School Program, and Chicago Area Project administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Authority Executive Director John Maki accepted the audit findings.

“We would like to thank the Auditor General and his staff for their work on this report,” said Executive Director Maki. “The audit not only identifies significant breakdowns in the Authority’s grantmaking that occurred during the previous administration, but more importantly it provides clear guidance on what the agency needs to do to ensure that the problems it uncovered never happen again.”

The Authority’s Office of General Counsel has begun assessing questionable expenditures and planning recovery efforts.

“The Authority will aggressively pursue all unspent and misspent funds from the Community Violence Prevention Program,” said Executive Director Maki.

The Authority continues to focus on research-based, data-driven funding decisions that lead to positive program outcomes and grant monitoring to ensure fiscal responsibility in compliance with the Grant Accountability & Transparency Act. All agency work is done with the oversight of a 25-member Authority Board.

“As the Authority’s staff and oversight Board investigate the problems described in this audit, we commit ourselves to realizing the agency’s essential mission: To use research-informed funding to help law enforcement, providers, and the communities they serve strengthen public safety and reduce crime and violence,” he said.

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