Redeploy Illinois

Redeploy Illinois Criteria for Services

Level 1 Youth 

13 - 17 years old; Adjudicated delinquent for an offense punishable by IDJJ; 1 prior adjudication; YASI score of Med-High Risk (Most Restrictive)

Level 2 Youth 

All youth are encompassed in this category EXCEPT status offenders (Least Restrictive)

Juveniles convicted of first-degree murder or a Class X forcible felony are ineligible for participation in the program.

The expected outcome of these services, which are provided by probation department staff and community-based service providers, is an increase in public safety and the provision of pathways to positive change for youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

The goal of the 2nd Judicial Circuit Redeploy Illinois program is to utilize individualized and evidence-based practices to address the needs of medium- and high-risk juvenile offenders. Probation officers and community service providers monitor and provide services to juveniles selected for this program. Specific needs are determined on a case-by-case basis. The following assessments are often utilized to ascertain areas of need:

  • YASI (Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument);
  • Psychological Assessment;
  • Sex Offender Assessment;
  • TRACKER Assessment; and
  • Pre-sentence investigation prepared by the probation department.


While the 2nd Circuit has not established formal selection criteria to identify service providers for the initiative, there are several standards used for selection, including the provider's use of the Blueprint Evidence Based Practices programming, the service providers' ability to work with the targeted juvenile population in the geographical locations, and the ability to provide the needed services.

The five major service options supported by the 2nd Judicial Circuit's Redeploy Illinois program are:

Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

  • Aggression Replacement Training® (ART®) is a multimodal psychoeducational intervention designed to alter the behavior of chronically aggressive adolescents and young children.
  • The goal of ART® is to improve social skill competence, anger control, and moral reasoning.


Functional Family Therapy (FFT) -- Southeastern Illinois Counseling Center

  • 10 - 17 years of age
  • Must score med-high risk in the Family Domain of the YASI
  • Purpose is to divert behaviorally challenged youth from the juvenile justice system or from becoming more involved in the system
  • Focus is on youth and parent(s)
  • Less intensive than MST
  • Has contact with the family on a weekly basis
  • FFT caseworker provides linkage to community services


Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) -- Kids Hope United

  • 10 - 17 years of age (minor must be referred within 6 months prior to his/her 18th birthday)
  • Minor DOES NOT have to be adjudicated
  • YASI score of med-high risk-high risk minors will receive priority
  • Focuses on youth who exhibit serious anti-social behavior
  • Highly intensive home-based therapy, which includes minor and minor's family
  • Therapist is available to the family 24/7, including phone calls and home visits (therapist has daily contact with family)
  • Service duration is 3-5 months
  • Minor CANNOT participate in other programming while enrolled in the MST program due to the amount of time the therapist will be in the minor's home


Useful Links

Implementing Restorative Justice - A Guide for Schools