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Full Text of HR0888  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was a
3program launched in October of 2010 by the Governor and
4established under the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
5from Fiscal Year 2011 to Fiscal Year 2012; and
6    WHEREAS, A performance audit, conducted by the Illinois
7Auditor General, of the first 2 years of the $54,550,000
8Neighborhood Recovery Initiative found pervasive deficiencies
9in the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority's planning,
10implementation, and management of the Neighborhood Recovery
11Initiative; and
12    WHEREAS, In Fiscal Year 2013, the Illinois Violence
13Prevention Authority was abolished and the Neighborhood
14Recovery Initiative was to be under the direction of the
15Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; and
16    WHEREAS, The Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014 budgets
17do not contain appropriations to the Neighborhood Recovery
18Initiative, however, appropriations appear in the Illinois
19Criminal Justice Information Authority to programs similar to
20those of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, such as the
21community based violence prevention program, the After-School
22program, and the Chicago Area Project; therefore, be it



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3the Auditor General is directed to conduct a performance audit
4of the State moneys provided by or through the Illinois
5Criminal Justice Information Authority to all community based
6violence prevention programs, the After-School program, and
7the Chicago Area Project, under contracts or grant agreements
8in Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014; and be it further
9    RESOLVED, The Comptroller is requested to not release funds
10to the programs until the audit has been finalized; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That this performance audit include, but not be
13limited to, the following determinations:
14        (1) the purposes for which State moneys were provided
15to the Authority for the community based violence prevention
16programs, the After-School program, and the Chicago Area
18        (2) the nature and extend of monitoring by the Illinois
19Criminal Justice Information Authority of how the programs used
20the State-provided moneys and whether certain residential
21communities of similar crime rates were excluded;
22        (3) the actual use of State moneys by the Authority,



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1including the identity of any sub-recipients and the amounts
2and purposes for employment;
3        (4) the number of positions paid through the programs
4by organizational unit, job title, function, and salary and
5whether employees completed and filled out appropriate time
7        (5) the number of positions supervised or managed by
8each management position and whether any of those employees are
9supervised or managed by more than one management position;
10        (6) whether, through a review of available
11documentation, the programs have met or is meeting the purposes
12for which the State moneys were provided, with specific
13information concerning the programs staffing levels, hiring
14procedures, and its compensation of employees; and
15        (7) whether the programs are in compliance with the
16applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements
17pertaining to the program's receipt of state moneys; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
20Authority and any other State agency or other entity or person
21that may have information relevant to this audit cooperate
22fully and promptly with the Auditor General's Office in its
23audit; and be it further
24    RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as



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1soon as practical and report its findings and recommendations
2upon completion in accordance with the provisions of Section
33-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act; and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the Auditor General.