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$7 Million Headed to IL Counties, Helping Keep People out of Jail

Dozens of counties throughout Illinois are getting help to keep people of out jail.

CHICAGO - Dozens of counties throughout Illinois are getting help to keep people of out jail.

Thirty-one counties are getting nearly $7 million to move offenders from prison to community programs.
Some of those counties, right here in central Illinois

The community based programs help rehab non-violent offenders.

Adult Redeploy Illinois will award 18 grants covering 34 counties:

•2nd Judicial Circuit Court Services, $302,207 (Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White Counties)
•Effingham County Probation Department, $168,282 (Also serving Christian County)
•9th Judicial Circuit Court, $436,680 (Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties)
•13th Judicial Circuit Probation and Court Services, $281,263 (LaSalle County)
•17th Judicial Circuit Court, $150,000 (Boone County)
•Cook County Justice Advisory Council, $1,541,461
•18th Judicial Circuit Court, $317,514 (DuPage County)
•Jersey County Probation Office, $123,766
•Kane County Adult Court Services, $300,000
•Lake County Circuit Court, $215,835
•Macon County State's Attorney’s Office, $318,911
•Madison County Probation Department, $213,718
•McLean County Court Services, $168,488
•Peoria County Probation Department, $300,286
•Sangamon County Circuit Court, $224,724
•St. Clair County Probation Department, $388,663
•Winnebago County Circuit Court, $646,775

It's part of Redeploy Illinois.

The money will help with supervision and programs for eligible offenders and also improve public safety.
Those who qualify are offered a chance to avoid prison and take part in the program.

Those jurisdictions getting money agree to reduce the number of offenders sent to prison by 25 percent.


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