Research Report

Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee Research Report

Published: January, 2017

On January 10 and 11, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) convened the Ad Hoc Victim Services Committee (Committee). ICJIA researchers, with assistance from Aeffect, Inc., a research consulting agency, completed a six-month research project to identify crime victim needs and service gaps and measure the existing capacity of Illinois victim service providers. This article provides an overview of the research approach and the 12 key funding priorities discussed during the Committee and approved by the ICJIA Board on January 27, 2017. The priority areas will guide statewide funding decisions and the development of Notice to Fund Opportunities (NOFO) for the next three years.