Program Information & FAQs

Redeploy Illinois Focused Program

A program of the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board

The Focused program provides resources to eligible counties to provide services to keep a youth from commitment to Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) facilities.

Focused provides funding for a single youth, for specific and documented community-based services and programs. The goal of Focused is to support probation departments with additional services to keep youth in the community and avoid commitment to the IDJJ.

Eligible counties apply for funding BEFORE a youth is committed to an IDJJ facility. Once an eligible youth is identified, a funding request is completed and submitted to ICOY.

For a list of current eligible counties, click here.

Funding must be used to pay for programs and services for an individual youth – these services must be community-based. Funds are for implementation of the case plan from beginning to end. For more details and examples, see here!

Funding for services is flexible! Reach out to Susie Schoenrock or Judge Sheehan with questions and to discuss program and service options. or

Focused will not fund residential treatment, GPS monitoring, and drug drops that are not part of a rehab program.

No, there is no penalty for a county if a youth is committed to IDJJ after receiving funding from the Focused program.

The funding request requires information on the youth’s demographics and strengths & challenges; a proposed service plan which includes service goals, types of clinical services, length of time for service, the support necessary for the youth to be successful, and information that the services is a proven, evidence-based, or promising practice; a list of proposed service providers, the expected outcomes; and a detailed budget outlining the estimated cost.

Two to three weeks. Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) staff will check the funding request and contact the applicant if additional information is needed. After this screening, the final funding request is shared with the Redeploy County Review Committee who will evaluate the plan, services, and estimated cost. Within one week, they will make a funding recommendation to the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board. Once the decision is made, the county will be contacted by ICOY and the contract details finalized.

Funds for Focused are housed at ICOY, which provides a prompt payment timeframe of under four weeks following receipt of an invoice.

Contact the following individuals:

Susie Schoenrock | Prevention and Intervention Manager – Redeploy Illinois

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