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
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 »

Center of Excellence 2013 Annual Report

January 17, 2014 | The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice 2013 Annual Report is now available for viewing or download. View the 2013 Annual Report in PDF.  ... Read more »

News Around the State
DuPage County celebrated their 23rd Mental Health Court Alternative Program (MICAP) Graduation on Friday August 1, 2014

August 4, 2014 | Fourteen adults graduated. A total of 385 adults have completed the program since it began in 2004.

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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