The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board is pleased to release a Request for Applications (RFA) to bring on new implementation sites in FY16, contingent on the appropriation of funds in the SFY16 state budget. The intent of this RFA is to grant funds to counties, judicial circuits, or parts of judicial circuits to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders who would otherwise be committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). The number and amount of new awards is contingent upon SFY16 funding becoming available. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 17, 2015 and the anticipated nine month grant period runs from October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
Successful applicants will articulate how their proposals further the stated goals of Adult Redeploy Illinois:
- Reduce crime and recidivism at a lower cost to taxpayers.
- Use financial incentives to counties or judicial circuits to create effective local level evidence based services.
- Encourage the successful local supervision of eligible offenders and their reintegration into the locality.
Successful applicants will demonstrate how the use of evidence-based practices in assessment, supervision and treatment will improve public safety and offender outcomes. To support the long-term sustainability of the program and its recidivism reduction goals, applicants also must include the development of a community involvement piece in their local plans (e.g., Community Restorative Boards, community service, mentoring).
Please visit the Adult Redeploy Illinois Site Implementation RFA webpage for details including:
- The full RFA notice and instructions (see “tools” option on website).
- Background on ARI, A statewide initiative funding and supporting local alternatives to incarceration.
- Details on the current 22 ARI sites around the state (see “local programs” tab).
In addition to this RFA, and also contingent on the appropriation of funds in the SFY16 state budget, it is anticipated that non-competitive planning grant funds will become available in the fall of 2015 for counties, groups of counties or judicial circuits.