Redeploy Illinois
Program Fact Sheet

Bureau of Youth Services & Delinquency Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target

Redeploy Illinois is designed to provide services to youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who are at high risk of being committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).

Purpose

Redeploy Illinois provides a fiscal incentive to counties that provide services to youth within their home communities by building a continuum of care fore youth who are in the juvenile justice system, thereby reducing the county's commitments to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Research demonstrates that non-violent youth are less likely to become further involved in delinquent or criminal behavior if they remain in their home communities and if appropriate services are available that address underlying needs - e.g., mental illness, substance abuse, learning disabilities, unstable living arrangement.

Services

Through Redeploy Illinois, counties can link each youth to a wide array of needed services and supports within his or her home community, as indicated through an individualized needs assessment. Services are provide in the least restrictive manner possible, and include, but are not limited to, case management; court advocacy; education assistance; individual, family and/or group counseling; and crisis intervention.

Delivery Method

Funds are provided to a designated entity within the community (or group of counties), that support a system of care developed at the county (or multi-county) level and specified in a plan submitted to the Department.

Program Data

Redeploy Illinois Program Data
Performance Indicators SFY06
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $281.30
Number of Grantees 5
Number Served 500

Program Effectiveness

The Redeploy Illinois programs are on track to reducing their commitments to IDOC by 25% relative to their respective benchmarks.