Administered by: Bureau of Youth Intervention Services
Goals: To decrease juvenile incarceration through the creation of evidence-based community programs that maintains public safety and promotes positive outcomes for youth.
Outcomes: Reduced commitment to IDJJ; improved outcomes for youth and families.
Program Description: The Redeploy Illinois program grants funds to counties or groups of counties that will establish a continuum of local, community-based sanctions and treatment alternatives for juvenile offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated if those local services and sanctions were not available, as required by 730 ILCS 110/16.1. In exchange for these program funds, the provider agrees to reduce the number of Redeploy Illinois eligible commitments from that county (ies) by a minimum of 25%.
Target Population: Redeploy Eligible youth include any youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, not currently in IDJJ, that is facing a possible commitment to IDJJ for a charge other than murder or a Class X forcible felony. Redeploy eligible commitments exclude minors sentenced based upon a finding of guilt of first degree murder or an offense which is a Class X forcible felony as defined in the Criminal Code of 1961.
- Put in place a continuum of local, community-based graduated sanctions and treatment alternatives.
- Ensure appropriate risk and needs assessments are utilized.
- Develop, implement and complete individualized case plans based on identified needs from appropriate assessments.
- Provide community-based services to youth in the least restrictive setting possible.
- Reduce excessive secure detention stays.
- Implement programming that is research or evidence-based as proven or promising.
- Implement non-traditional services and programs that supplement EBP.
- Promote offender accountability through restorative justice practices.
- Empower communities to take responsibility for the well-being of its members.
- Increase youth competencies and protective factors.
- Involve the family in the provision of services.
- Implement strategies that foster commitment and involvement of local stakeholders.
Program Sites/Service Areas
A 2013 study conducted on the original 4 Redeploy pilot sites over of 5-year period found that:
- The pilot sites targeted and reduced Court Evaluation commitments by 87%.
- Youth in the original 4 pilot sites that successfully completed the program had a 27% lower recidivism rate compared to youth who did not successfully complete the program.
- 61% of the youth successfully completing the program were not incarcerated within the following 3 years compared to 34% of youth who did not successfully complete the program.
IDJJ Commitment Analysis
Calendar Year 2012 is the most recent IDJJ dataset available to assess the effectiveness of the Redeploy Program.
- In 2012, Redeploy sites reduced eligible Commitments to IDJJ by 67 Percent.
- In 2012, Redeploy Illinois sites in 28 counties sent 238 fewer youth to IDJJ - This compares to the baseline for those counties of 356 youth commitments per year for each of the 3 years prior to Redeploy implementation.
- Through 2012 (the first eight years of implementation) the Redeploy Program reduced IDJJ commitments by 1,232 youth representing a 54% reduction in IDJJ commitments over the life of the program.
2014 Cost Analysis
- The average per capita cost to serve a youth in Redeploy in 2014 was $5,912.
- The average per capita cost to house a youth in IDJJ in 2014 was $111,000.
- In 2014, the average cost to serve a youth in Redeploy was approximately 5.3% of the cost to house IDJJ youth.
- In 2012, Redeploy reduced IDJJ commitments by 238 youth saving the state nearly $17 Million in unnecessary incarceration costs.
- Through 2012 (the first eight years of implementation) the Redeploy Program diverted 1,232 youth from IDJJ saving the state a conservative 60 million in unnecessary incarceration costs. (2005 IDJJ cost data)
2014 Performance Measures/Outcomes
- 506 youth were referred/served in the Redeploy Illinois Program in 2014.
- 95.5 Percent (483) of youth referred to the program were accepted into the program for full Redeploy services.
- 255 Youth exited the program in 2014.
- 98 Percent of youth exiting the program had received a YASI Risk assessment.
- 100 Percent of assessed youth had an individualized case plan developed.
- 76 Percent of youth successfully completed the program.
- 86 Percent of youth with identified Mental Health (MH) needs received services to address those needs. (101 of 118 youth identified)
- 93 Percent of youth with identified Substance Abuse (SA) needs received services to address those needs. (113 of 122 youth identified)
- 75 Percent of youth with identified chronic truancy needs received services to address those needs (80 of 106 youth identified)
- 92 Percent of youth with identified trauma needs received services to address those needs (61 of 66 youth identified)
- 79 Percent of youth with identified learning disability needs received services to address those needs (31 of 39 youth identified)
- 89% of discharged youth had both initial and closing YASIs
- At discharge, 62% of youth had a decrease in dynamic risk factors
- At discharge, 59% of youth had an increase in dynamic protective factors
Youth Served in Redeploy in 2014
- 85% of the program youth are male
- 15% of the program youth are female
- 54% of the program youth are between 15-16 years old
- 78% of youth served were on probation/parole upon admission into the Redeploy program.
- 64% of the youth enrolled into Redeploy Illinois had prior arrests
- 41% of the youth enrolled had previous secured detention stays
- 44% of the youth served within the program had been charged with committing a property offense
- 37% of the youth served within the program had been charged with committing a person offense
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