Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice shall seek funding from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, for the purpose of establishing a competitive statewide gang prevention and intervention grant program. Provides that upon receipt of federal funds or signing of a federal grant agreement, the Department of Juvenile Justice shall award grants to eligible entities to carry out local projects focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention programs. Provides that consideration for grant awards shall primarily be given to, but not limited to, those applicants that show that gang violence is an increasing problem in their respective jurisdictions and that addressing the impact of street gangs is a high priority within their local community, and: (1) propose to conduct a community gang assessment utilizing proven evidence-based practices; or (2) where such an assessment has been conducted, to implement a prevention or intervention program utilizing either evidence-based or innovative and culturally relevant practices. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice shall report back to the General Assembly regarding the status of the grant program by January 9, 2012.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall have the power to provide technical assistance in the form of training to local governmental entities requesting such assistance for the purposes of procuring grants for gang intervention and gang prevention programs or other criminal justice programs from the United States Department of Justice.