2017 Adult Redeploy Illinois All-Sites Summit

May 17-18, 2017

Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
1601 Jumer Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704

About the Summit

The sixth annual All-Sites Summit will feature training relevant to the breadth of Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) programs. This year’s summit will focus on peer learning around innovations at ARI sites, community reintegration, and partnerships.

The summit will include plenary and breakout sessions, a rollout of the “Community Involvement Toolkit” project (featuring 13 ARI innovations from across the state), updates from ARI sites, and time for networking.

Those expected to attend are a spectrum of ARI site stakeholders including but not limited to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation staff and supervisors, law enforcement, program coordinators, researchers, program partners, and policymakers.

Summit content is structured for relevancy to a broad group of stakeholders. In addition to current ARI program representation, planning grantees and interested jurisdictions can participate and have previously benefited from exposure to current ARI programs and system-wide training.

Adult Redeploy Illinois

Adult Redeploy Illinois is a state initiative providing funding and technical assistance to local jurisdictions to support the diversion of non-violent offenders from prison to more effective and less expensive community-based supervision and services.

ARI sites use grant funds to design and implement local programs that address offenders' risks and needs and leverage their assets (family support, employment) to improve public safety and offender outcomes. ARI has grown from five initial pilot sites in early 2011, to the current 20 sites implementing 39 programs covering 39 Illinois counties (as of March 2017).

Adult Redeploy Illinois SFY2017 Sites

Adult Redeploy Illinois SFY2017 Sites

Presentations, Power Points & Resources

The 2017 ARI All-Sites Summit will offer peer learning around innovations at ARI sites, community reintegration, and partnerships. Expected topics include community involvement in local ARI programs, veterans courts, reducing employment barriers through criminal records relief, restorative justice, and more.

Prison and Sentencing Reform: ARI as a Vehicle for Justice System Improvement

  • Dave Olson, Ph.D. and Don Stemen, Ph.D., Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice, Loyola University of Chicago

This presentation provides an overview of trends in prison utilization in Illinois, what is driving these trends, how and why prison utilization varies across Illinois’ counties, and the opportunities and challenges to achieving criminal justice and sentencing reform in Illinois. Included will be a discussion of specific recommendations from the Illinois Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform that have implications for local criminal justice practice and policy, and how the ARI model can be seen as a vehicle for achieving the goals of reduced reliance on incarceration and improved public safety in Illinois.

Bridges to Justice: A Community Engagement Toolkit for Adult Diversion Programs – Introduction of a New Resource for ARI Sites

  • Angelique Orr, M.S., ARI Oversight Board Member
  • Amanda Hwu, former ARI staff
  • Lindsey LaPointe, ARI Program Manager

This presentation will roll out a new toolkit that provides a roadmap to strengthen the role of community in local ARI programs. The toolkit’s authors will describe the process of developing the toolkit and share key findings. Snapshots of ARI sites within the toolkit highlight robust community involvement and include program descriptions, challenges and navigation strategies related to community involvement, and how community involvement has enhanced programs.

Restorative Justice in Action: Not just for Juveniles

  • Kathryn Rayford, B.S., Director of Training, Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice
  • Gregory A. Mattingley, Macon County Board Member and Community Restorative Board volunteer

This session will provide an overview of Restorative Justice and how the various practices can be applied in adult situations. The presenters will discuss the stakeholders and how accountability, combined with competency development, contributes to community safety. The challenges and successes of implementing a Community Restorative Board in Macon County will be highlighted.

Veterans Courts and Highlights of Veteran Mentors Program

  • Judge Annette Eckert (Ret.)
  • Kelly Gallivan-Ilarraza, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, Administrative Office of Illinois Courts
  • Michelle Rock, JD, Director, Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice
  • Rudy Martin, Lake County Veterans Court

This session covers the importance and need for veterans courts; the current landscape of veterans courts in Illinois, including current legislation and standards; the importance of planning for veterans courts; implementation; rural issues; and a highlight of innovations from the Lake County Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court.

Gender Responsive Justice Programming

  • Deanne Benos, Founder & Project Director, The Women’s Justice Initiative
  • Alyssa Benedict, Executive Director, CORE Associates
  • Margaret Burke, Warden, Logan Correctional Center
  • Carolyn Gurski, Chief of Public Safety, Illinois Department of Corrections

This presentation will share the Chicago-based Women’s Justice Initiative’s “Call to Action” that has begun in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and is rooted in the most comprehensive Gender Informed Practices Assessment (GIPA) and Reform Strategy ever conducted by a state system. Panelists will invite participants to become part of a gender responsive justice systems change movement, will be provided with an overview of gender responsive tools available to them to improve outcomes among justice-involved women and girls, and will be offered the opportunity to share in a dialogue about frontline implementation challenges and solutions focused on overcoming longstanding culture differences and perceptions of impact vs accountability.

Improving and Sustaining Quality over the Life Cycle of Programs

  • Lily Gleicher, M.S., ABD, Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

This presentation provides a brief overview of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and logic models, with a focus on implementation science. Implementation is defined as the set of specified, purposeful, and detailed processes designed to put an innovation into practice. Thus, implementation science is defined as, “the factors that influence the full and effective use of innovations in practice” (National Implementation Research Network, 2015). In particular, this presentation will provide information regarding the importance of implementation fidelity, functional stages of implementation, core components of implementation, common implementation barriers, and program adaptation/modification.

ARI Site & Partner Workshop: Using Logic Models and Data to Inform Program Oversight and Management

  • Lynne Mock, Ph.D, ARI Research Manager, ICJIA
  • Lily Gleicher, M.S., ABD, Research Analyst, ICJIA
  • Megan Alderden, Ph.D, Associate Director of Research, ICJIA

This session begins a dialogue between ARI site representatives and researchers about the processes and outcomes of their programs. Rather than focus strictly on an outcome evaluation, the focus will be on how client outcomes occur and sites will learn the usefulness of their data for program management. Researchers will share a basic structure underlying the development of performance measurement for programs and ask for feedback on the structure’s validity. The feedback will be used to review the logic model and program evaluation plans, in addition to the development of a quarterly information feedback process that program staff can use to review their progress, maintain good processes and outcomes, and strengthen their programs.

Navigating Criminal Records Relief in Illinois

  • Esther Franco-Payne, Executive Director, Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA)
  • Beth Johnson, Director of Legal Programs, CGLA
  • Cynthia Cornelius, Assistant Director of Legal Programs, CGLA
  • Katie Blakeman, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Champaign County

This presentation provides ARI sites and stakeholders an overview of ways an individual can remove the barriers imposed by arrest and conviction records. As a complement to ARI’s goal of providing alternatives to incarceration and reducing crime in the State of Illinois, having knowledge of ways to navigate criminal records relief enables ARI staff to assist their clients in removing obstacles to stable housing, meaningful employment and educational opportunities. The presentation will not only support the individual clients engaged in programs, but aid ARI sites in achieving performance measurement indicators related to employment rates and recidivism.

Policy and Public Opinion: The Impact of ARI on Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois

  • Moderator: Brian Mackey, Statehouse Reporter, NPR Illinois
    Judge Elizabeth Robb (Ret.)
  • Joseph P. Bruscato, Winnebago County State’s Attorney
  • Tonya Veenstra, Will County ARI Program Graduate, Moraine Valley Community College Student

This conversation will focus on criminal justice reform in Illinois, including current measures of public opinion on the issue and the ways that ARI has a policy voice (including around expansion of eligibility for diversion programs). The panelists will offer their perspectives and the audience will be invited to share their local experiences.

ARI Site Workshop: ARI Grants, Budget and the Grants Accountability and Transparency Act

  • ARI and ICJIA Staff

This session will cover a variety of topics to help grantees better understand the ICJIA grant review process. ICJIA team members will provide a breakdown of ARI-related roles and responsibilities. Other topics discussed that impact the grant review process include the State budget, GATA, Risk Assessments, Indirect Costs, Cost Allowability, Subcontracting, and Timekeeping documentation. Presenters include staff from ICJIA’s ARI, Legal, and Grant units.

Site Updates

Summit Audio Recordings

Day 1

Opening Remarks & Loyola Presentation
Bridges to Justice: A Community Engagement Toolkit for Adult Diversion Programs & Adult Redeploy Illinois Site Updates – Block #1
Adult Redeploy Illinois Site Updates – Block #2
Restorative Justice in Action: Not just for Juveniles
Veterans Courts and Highlights of Veteran Mentors Program
Gender Responsive Justice Programming
Key Take-aways from Day 1

Day 2

Opening Remarks
Adult Redeploy Illinois Site Updates – Block 3
Navigating Criminal Records Relief in Illinois
Policy and Public Opinion: The Impact of ARI on Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois & Summary Remarks