The 2019 Adult Redeploy Illinois & Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils Summit

MAY 14 & 15, 2019

10 Brickyard Drive

Bloomington, IL 61701

About the Summit

Please join us for the 2019 Adult Redeploy Illinois & Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils Summit, in Bloomington, May 14-15, 2019.

Hosted by Adult Redeploy Illinois, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, and Loyola University’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice, the Summit will bring together multi-disciplinary team members from counties and judicial circuits operating or interested in developing CJCCs and ARI-funded local prison diversion programs. Serving as both the eighth annual ARI All-Sites Summit and the third convening of CJCCs from around the state, the event will provide rich opportunities for mutual learning and foster coordinated decision-making.

Day 1, the afternoon of Tuesday, May 14, will feature separate ARI and CJCC tracks focused on technical assistance and dialogue. There will be a networking reception following Tuesday’s program. Day 2, Wednesday, May 15, will be a full-day agenda exploring critical issues at the intersection of behavioral health and justice, including an inspiring keynote presentation and topical break-out sessions. The intended audience is a spectrum of ARI and CJCC site representatives including but not limited to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers, probation staff and supervisors, law enforcement, program coordinators, researchers, program partners, and policymakers.

About Adult Redeploy Illinois

Adult Redeploy Illinois is a state grant program supporting local efforts to divert individuals from prison to more effective and less expensive community-based supervision and services.

ARI sites use grant funds to design and implement programs that address individuals’ risks and needs and leverage their assets (family support, employment) to improve public safety and personal outcomes. ARI has grown from five initial pilot sites in early 2011, to the current 26 sites implementing about 50 programs covering 42 Illinois counties (as of March 2019).

About Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils

Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCCs) are partnerships of decision makers who have a stake in the effective administration of justice. Typically the partnerships are organized at the county level and include representatives from:

  • The 3 branches of government (executive, judicial, and legislative)
  • Multiple levels of government (city, county, and state agencies)
  • Allied stakeholders from various other governmental entities, such as education or health and human services, community based organizations, service providers, and citizens.

CJCCs follow a structured, data-driven planning process to identify, analyze, solve, and manage justice system issues. This work leads to better understanding of crime and criminal justice problems, greater cooperation among agencies and units of local government, clearer objectives and priorities, more effective resource allocation, and better quality criminal justice programs and personnel. Taken together, these results can increase public confidence in and support for criminal justice processes, enhancing system performance and, ultimately, the integrity of the law.

Registration, Lodging, and Meals

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  • There are no registration costs for the event; however, all participants must register for the Summit. For those participants representing ARI programs, it is suggested that you confirm participation with your ARI program contact before registering.

  • For existing ARI sites, mileage, lodging and per diem should be covered in local program budgets.

  • ARI participants must make lodging reservations on their own or through their ARI-funded programs. Up to five CJCC participants from each partner county will have their lodging and travel convered by Loyola University.

The DoubleTree has set aside a block of rooms for the night of Tuesday, May 14. Reservations should be made by April 22, 2019 to ensure access to the state rate. Ask for the "Illinois Criminal Justice Authority" (code "ICJ") room block when making reservations at 1-309-664-6446, or use this link: DoubleTree by Hilton.

  • Expected start time is 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. The Wednesday, May 15, program will start at 8:30 a.m. Registration will be open one hour before the start of sessions both days.

  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday. A networking reception is planned following sessions on Tuesday evening.

  • The Summit will conclude by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15.


The 2019 ARI-CJCC Summit will focus on the practical advantages and challenges associated with coordinating across the criminal justice system to address significant problems. The Summit will include skills-building sessions on strategic planning and implementing data-driven programs, offer grants technical assistance, and facilitate discussions among sites focused on expanding impact.

For more information, contact, Policy and Program Coordinator, Adult Redeploy Illinois.

Download Agenda

Download Speaker Bios

Summit Resources

Understanding the Use of Prison versus Probation

  • David Olson, PhD, Professor, Loyola University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology; Co-Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice
  • Anita Bazile-Sawyer, PhD, Chief of Programs & Support Services, Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Richard Adkins, MPA, Assistant Director, Administrative Office of Illinois Courts

Download: Understading_the_Use_of_Prison_Versus_Probation.pdf

Strategies for Jail Reduction

  • Rebecca Barboza, LCSW, Project Director, Cook County Safety and Justice Challenge
  • Frank Beck, PhD, Faculty Director & Associate Professor of Sociology, Illinois State University
  • Anthony Vega, MPP, Chief of Staff, Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Download: Cook_County_SJC_Strategies.pdf
Download: Lake_County_SJC_Presentation.pdf
Download: McLean_Jail_Reduction_Trends.pdf

Collaboration and Commitment: Findings from the SIU ARI Evaluation

  • Daryl Kroner, PhD, Southern Illinois University
  • Amanda Hayes, Probation Officer, DuPage County
  • DaJuan Johnson, Probation Officer, Macon County

Download: Kroner_SIU_ARI_Presentation_May_2019.pdf

Keynote Address: The Role of Crime Survivors in Criminal Justice Reform

  • Aswad Thomas, MSW, Chapter Development & Membership Director, Alliance for Safety & Justice

Download: ASJ_Illinois_Crime_survivors_FINAL_online.pdf

Probation Officers as Coaches

  • Brian Lovins, PhD, Principal, Justice System Partners

Download: Referees_and_Coaches.pdf
Download: Probation_Officer_as_Coach_Article.pdf

Collateral Consequences and Criminal Records Relief

  • Hon. Charles Burns, RAP Court Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Kimberly Mills, Supervising Attorney, Criminal Records, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Emily Cole, Supervisor, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Danetta, a WRAP Court Graduate

Download: CGLA_Criminal_Records_Relief_Presentation.pdf

Instead of Prison: Enhancing Diversion and Community Resources to Reduce Violence

  • Aswad Thomas, MSW, Chapter Dvpt. & Membership Dir., Alliance for Safety and Justice.
  • Lindsey LaPointe, MSW, Senior Project Manager, Justice Reform, BPI
  • Lisa Daniels, Founder, Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices; Illinois Prisoner Review Board
  • Kathryn Bocanegra, LCSW, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago

Download: Instead_of_Prison.pdf

Restorative Justice and the Courts

  • Nancy Michaels, MA, Restorative Justice Advocate, Trainer and Practitioner
  • Keyria Rodgers, MA, PhD Candidate, Director, Criminal Justice Dept., Milliken University

Contingency Management and Phase Progression

  • Michelle Cern, MPA, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts

Download: ARI_&_CJCC_Summit_Phases_and_Responses_to_Behavior_Final.pdf

Trauma and the Courtroom

  • Mary Lee, MS, LSW, LCPC, SAMHSA Certified Trainer
  • Hon. Janet Holmgren, Judge, 17th Circuit Court of Illinois

Download: How_To_Be_A_TraumaInformed_Problem-Solving_Court.pdf

Download: ACE_Questionnaire_Short.pdf
Download: Resiliency_Questionnaire.pdf
Download: Screening_Primary_Care_PTSD.pdf

Pre-Arrest Diversion/Deflection

  • Jac Charlier, MPA, Executive Director, TASC’s Center for Health and Justice
  • Jessica Reichert, MS, Manager, Center for Justice Research and Evaluation, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
  • Deputy Chief Michael Gaspari, Elk Grove Village Police Department

Download: Charlier_PTACC_ARI_Deflection_May_2019
Download: Reichert_ARI summit_Deflection_research
Download: Gaspari_2019_Adult_Redeploy_Summit.pdf

Coordination in Rural Jurisdictions

  • Hon. George Timberlake, Retired Judge, Chair, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Hon. Elizabeth Robb, Retired Judge, Former Chair, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
  • Debbie Allen, MSW, Executive Adviser to the Mayor, City of St. Louis
  • Mary Ratliff, MA, Program Director, Family Violence Coordinating Council, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Download: CoordinationinRural Jurisdictions_ARI_CJCC_Summit_2019.pdf

Additional Readings

On Illinois' Criminal Justice System

On Victimization

On Trauma Informed Care