Lynne Mock, Ph.D. is the Research Manager for Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI). Her degree is in clinical, social, and community psychology, with an emphasis on prevention research and program evaluation. Dr. Mock provides technical assistance and training and formulates and implements policies and procedures for ARI research and performance measurement. Dr. Mock develops and delivers presentations, prepares articles and reports on ARI program research and evaluation findings for publication, and collaborates with external program evaluators and researchers using ARI program data.
Lynne Mock is
Mental and behavioral health, community corrections and public health,
research methods, program evaluation, and African American psychology
Researchers conducted a process evaluation of Safe Passage, a police deflection model in which police departments become a referral point to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. Through the model, individuals can walk into any participating police department and request and receive treatment without fear of arrest. In Illinois, Safe Passage has served 170 individuals in rural Lee and Whiteside counties since 2015. Researchers sought to understand how the initiative was developed and operated and gain perspectives of stakeholders, police officers, treatment providers, and clients involved in the program. While more research is needed, the initiative showed promise in its collaborative approach to connecting clients to treatment.
ICJIA researchers conducted an implementation evaluation of the Adult Redeploy Illinois-supported Winnebago County Drug Court. Probation administrative data, criminal history data, interviews with program stakeholders and participants informed the evaluation and researchers developed implications for policy and practice for this and any other county or municipality interested in implementing a drug court.
Over the past three decades, at least 1.5 million men and women have been convicted of felony charges in Illinois. Even after they have satisfied their probation or prison sentence, they face a range of collateral consequences-—penalties, disabilities, and other disadvantages imposed as a result of a criminal conviction, some lasting a lifetime.