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 with 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.
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October 14, 2014 | Sangamon County considers starting a mental health court
March 17, 2014
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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.
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Winnebago County Mental Health Court gives Durand man a second chance
January 13, 2014 | The Winnebago County Mental Health Court gives Durand man a second chance.
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News Around the State
Peoria Journal Star Discusses the Benefits of Problem-Solving Courts and Other Mental Health Interventions
April 10, 2015
The Peoria Journal Star discusses the benefits of problem-solving courts and other mental health interventions in the justice system. Read more >>
Cook County WRAP and DeKalb County CLEAN Designated As Mentor Courts
June 21, 2013
NDCI, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
within the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice and the
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced the launch of the Mentor Adult Drug Treatment Court.
Mentor Courts serve as models for individuals and court teams interested in starting an Adult Drug Court
or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. Two problem-solving courts in
Illinois were designated. Visit requests are reviewed based on the needs of the applying jurisdiction
to include which Mentor Court would best serve those needs. If approved, NDCI can fund up to three (3)
visitors from an applying jurisdiction. Costs covered include transportation, lodging, and meals. Airline tickets and hotel are paid for directly by NDCI with other expenses reimbursed upon completion of the visit. All funded visitors are required to complete a brief, online evaluation upon their return and before reimbursement. For more information or to schedule a visit contact Sonya Harper, Project Director, Phone: 571-384-1865, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 MENTOR ADULT DRUG TREATMENT COURT SITES
June 21, 2013
11th Judicial Circuit Drug Court in St. Charles, MO
Billings Adult Municipal Tx Court in Billings, MT
Cook County WRAP in Chicago, IL
DeKalb County C.L.E.A.N Program in
Fairbault, Martin, Jackson Counties SA Court:
Nez Perce County Drug Court: Lewiston, ID
Ramsey County Adult SA Court:
St. Paul, MN
San Diego Adult Drug Treatment Court:
San Diego, CA
Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court:
Stone County Circuit Court: Galena, MO
McLean County Drug Court Wins National Recognition
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on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation
or gender identity. The Illinois Center of Excellence will provide reasonable accommodations to
individuals with a disability as defined by the ADA. Please contact the Illinois Center of Excellence to request an accommodation.
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