Attention Veterans Interested In Illinois Law Enforcement
 The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Intern Program is perfect for Veterans seeking a career in law enforcement.This program has been developed in response to law enforcement administrators seeking a pool of trained and certified candidates available for service. It is ideal for veterans seeking a career in law enforcement. Successful Intern applicants attend a basic law enforcement training academy and, upon passing the State Certification examination, will receive ILETSB State Certification. Interns are integrated into classes with sworn officers and receive the same training. The Intern application process is currently available at Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. This program is for Illinois residents only and seats are limited. Applicants must have valid Illinois driver's license and Illinois Firearms Owner Identification card. a) Tuition covered by Illinois Veteran's Grant and GI Bill for qualified applicants. In some cases housing and other costs can be covered too. b) 90-95% of Interns (1/3 are Veterans), have been hired as part-time or full-time peace officers. c) Receive college credit that may be applied to Southwestern Illinois College's Administration of Justice AAS Degree. d) Police Agencies grant Veteran's and Education Preference Points in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-16.Click here for more information and how to apply for the ILETSB Intern Training Program. 

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Notice of funding opportunity: Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment
2016 Comprehensive Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment Program Notice of Funding OpportunityThe Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting applications for federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Justice Assistance Grants to implement a comprehensive opioid medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for justice-involved persons. A total of $694,575 is available for this funding initiative. The application deadline is October 3, 2016. Participation in a MANDATORY webinar on August 26, 2016, is required of allapplicants.The MAT program hasthreecomponents: Jail-based substance abuse treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). Pre- and post-release case management and MAT substance abuse treatmentservices. Probationsupervision.The three components must work in coordination to identify opioid-addicted jail detainees at high risk of reoffending through validated screening and assessment. Offenders identified for program participation must be provided jail-based substance abuse treatment and linked to transitional case management services and community-based MAT services for opioid addiction, including the administration of long-acting Vivitrol. Case management and community-based substance abuse treatment staff will work in coordination with probation officers to monitor offender progress and compliance with monthly MATadministration.Eligibility:This solicitation is open to Illinois counties that are not eligible for direct JAG l

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