Quinn announces $7 million to divert non-violent offenders to community programs

WGN-TV

Governor Pat Quinn announced Monday that Illinois is allocating $7 million to divert non-violent offenders from prisons to community programs.

The funding will be distributed in 31 counties through the “Adult Redeploy Illinois” program.

It provides financial incentives to counties and circuit courts to create or expand diversion programs that encourage local supervision of eligible non-violent offenders.

Over the last two years “Adult Redeploy Illinois” sites have helped save more than $17 million in potential corrections costs.

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