CHICAGO— The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority announced a $255,000 funding opportunity to help residents in need of transportation to meet pre-trial court, probation, or parole conditions. Supported with federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds, they will offer grants to local governments in both rural and urban counties to support programs that assist in providing transportation to court proceedings, court-ordered services, probation appointments, employment, community service, and treatment. With fewer local services in rural areas, individuals must travel longer distances to attend treatment or obtain employment. In urban communities, public transportation is not always available or reliable. In addition, some clients become at increased risk for violence when moving through gang territories.
“Justice-impacted individuals across Illinois are faced with significant barriers to safe, affordable, and reliable transportation,” said ICJIA Executive Director Delrice Adams.
ICJIA is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice through work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology. Visit icjia.illinois.gov.
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October 25, 2022 at 12:04AM