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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 1999

RYAN ANNOUNCES STATE POLICE GRANTS TO REDUCE JUVENILE CRIME

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the Illinois State Police will distribute $1.5 million in special funds to support Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois.

The funds will give police agencies around the state the ability to send and receive important information about prior arrests and adjudications of juvenile offenders with the latest in fingerprint technology.

"The equipment will help all elements of the juvenile and criminal justice systems make better decisions regarding young people who have committed serious crimes," Ryan said. "This equipment will ensure that everyone from the police officers on our streets to attorneys in the courtroom have the information they need to make an informed and appropriate decision."

The grant money will be used to buy livescan equipment - advanced technology that captures and electronically transmits fingerprints. Livescan will allow for law enforcement agencies to accurately identify juveniles and will link law enforcement agencies with a database on juvenile offenders maintained by the Illinois State Police. Like the Illinois State Police's Automated Fingerprint Identification System, this system will contain information relating to juvenile arrests and station adjustments.

"Police officers, state's attorneys, and all of those involved in the criminal justice system will know whether a young person is a first offender or whether he or she has been arrested repeatedly, and what kind of behavior their criminal background includes," said Illinois State Police Director Sam W. Nolen. "Before juvenile justice reform, this information was not readily available."

The grants paid out by the state police were budgeted for the fiscal year that ends June 30. An additional $1.7 million has been budgeted for law enforcement grants to continue the expansion of the livescan network with local agencies during fiscal year 2000.

A list of agencies receiving grants is attached.

AGENCY:EQUIPMENT FOR:AMOUNT OF GRANT:
Adams County Sheriff's OfficeAdams County Sheriff's Office$ 41,414
Carol Stream Police DepartmentCarol Stream Police Department$ 66,888
DeWitt County Sheriff's OfficeDeWitt County Sheriff's Office $ 67,421
Cen-ComCen-Com E911/Joint booking facility$ 67,388
McHenry CountyMcHenry County Sheriff's Office$ 20,000
Ogle County Sheriff's OfficeOgle County Sheriff's Office$ 53,721
Saline County Sheriff's OfficeSaline County Sheriff's Office$ 84,356
Winnebago CountyWinnebago Co.Juvenile Assessment Center Winnebago Co./Rockford Public Safety Bldg.$ 148,117
Village of CarpentersvilleCarpentersville Police Department$ 67,388
Edwardsville Police DepartmentEdwardsville Police Department$ 66,888
Madison CountyMadison County Sheriff's Office$ 16,975
Carbondale Police DepartmentCarbondale Police Department$ 66,888
Champaign CountyChampaign County Juvenile Detention$ 67,388
Grundy CountyGrundy County Sheriff's Office$ 67,888
Livingston County Sheriff's OfficeLivingston County Sheriff's Office$ 67,388
Kankakee Police DepartmentKankakee Police Department$ 53,221
Peoria Police DepartmentPeoria Police Department$ 68,996
Quincy Police DepartmentQuincy Police Department$ 39,203
Sangamon County Sheriff's OfficeSangamon County Sheriff's Office$ 13,667
Springfield Police DepartmentSpringfield Police Department$ 58,288


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