About

The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice is a statewide entity working to equip communities to appropriately respond to the needs of persons with behavioral health disorders that are involved in the criminal justice system.

Based in Rockford and serving all Illinois counties, the Center promotes, coordinates, and provides training to communities looking to implement jail diversion programs and problem-solving courts for mentally ill and/or substance abusing offenders.

The Center is housed at the University of Illinois Rockford, with training access at other University of Illinois sites in Chicago, Peoria, Springfield, and Urbana/Champaign. Read More »

Latest News
Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings July 17

July 10, 2014 | Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice Advisory Board Meeting July 17 The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice Advisory Board will meet on... Read more »

Sangamon County considers starting a mental health court

March 17, 2014 | View the Sangamon County article >>... Read more »

View a conversation with Michelle Rock on Comcast Newsmakers about the Illinois Center of Excellence.

February 11, 2014 | View the interview >>  ... Read more »

News Around the State
McHenry County Mental Health Court Eleventh Graduation Ceremony on August 5, 2014

July 28, 2014 | View the Graduation Announcement/Invitation >>

McHenry County Drug Court Graduates Six Participants

May 28, 2014 | View the article >>

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