News Around the State Archive


Winnebago County Graduations November 19

October 27, 2014 |

The 18th Graduation ceremony of the Winnebago County Therapeutic Intervention Program will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 311 at the Winnebago County Courthouse. 

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The 34th Graduation ceremony of the Winnebago County Adult Drug Court Program will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom 311 at the Winnebago County Courthouse.

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McHenry County Mental Health Court Eleventh Graduation Ceremony on August 5, 2014

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

Winnebago County Mental Health Court (TIP) Graduation

April 30, 2014 | May 21, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Winnebago County Courthouse
Court Room 311
400 W. State Street
Rockford, IL

Graduation Ceremonies for April/May 2014

April 11, 2014 | Peoria County Mental Health Court Graduation
April 30, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Peoria County Courthouse
Court Room 210
324 Main Street
Peoria, IL

DeKalb County Drug/DUI Court C.L.E.A.N. Program Commencement Ceremony
May 1, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Legislative Center
Gathertorium
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL

Winnebago County Drug Court Graduation
May 7, 2014
Winnebago County Courthouse
Court Room 311
400 W. State Street
Rockford, IL

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: sharper@ndci.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 Sycamore, IL
  • Fairbault, Martin, Jackson Counties SA Court: Fairmont, MN
  • 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: Savannah, GA
  • Stone County Circuit Court: Galena, MO
McLean County Drug Court Wins National Recognition

June 21, 2013 |  View the articles here, here, here, and here.

McLean County Drug Court Earns National Recognition from NADCP and Celebrates Graduation

June 21, 2013 |  View the articles here, here, here, and here.

Cook County Court Program Rescues Repeat Offenders from Drugs and Crime

June 3, 2013 |  View the article here.

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Fighting Crime the Smart Way
May 22, 2013

The Chicago Sun-Times ran an editorial supportive of the “smart on crime” work of Adult Redeploy Illinois and the juvenile model on which it is based. This type of exposure is critical to the program as our future funding is being debated in Springfield. To view the article click here.

Winnebago County Drug Court Graduation
May 15, 2013

Since its conception in 1996, 527 people have graduated from Winnebago County Drug Court. Eleven people graduated at the 31st Adult Drug Court Graduation Ceremony at the Winnebago County Courthouse on May 15, 2013. To watch a video or read more…

http://www.wrex.com/story/22265875/2013/05/15/rockford-area-recovering-drug-users-experience-milestone#.UZTezgcLIt8.email
http://m.rrstar.com/rrs/db_42517/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=gMNUjG6C

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The Winnebago County Mental Health Court Announces Its Graduation In Rockford, Illinois.
May 8, 2013

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The Kane County Adult Drug Rehabilitation Court Announces Its Graduation In Geneva, Illinois
May 1, 2013

Chief Judge Judith M. Brawka and Judge Marmarie Kostelny, Presiding Judge invite you to a graduation ceremony celebration on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Geneva High School Auditorium. Reception to honor the graduates following the ceremony.

The DeKalb County Drug/DUI Court
April 19, 2013

The DeKalb County Drug/DUI Court adopted two highways in DeKalb County. Twice a year the participants of Drug/DUI Court go out and clean the two highways that have been adopted. Typically one clean-up is in the spring and one is in the fall.

“Sober Bar” Opens in Crystal Lake
April 17, 2013

The Other Side, a first-of- its-kind in the Midwest “sober bar” opens in Crystal Lake on April 27, 2013. Chris Reed, 22, of Algonquin, is president of the nonprofit group behind the project, New Directions Addiction Recovery Services. For more information click on the link below:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130414/news/704149906/?interstitial=1#

McHenry County Drug Courts Holds Inaugural Commencement Ceremony
April 17, 2013

The event is Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  at the McHenry County Government Center. For more information and view.

Administration Redoubles Its Efforts to Expand Drug Courts
April 17, 2013

For more information click here.

Trauma Informed Care
April 12, 2013

On April 12, 2013 the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice and Rockford Health Council sponsored a community training on Trauma Informed Care. Presenters provide by SAMHSA, included consultant Raul Almazar, RN, MA , William Kellibrew, trauma survivor and consultant and Hon. Marcia Hirsch, Queens County Supreme Court. The workshop addressed what trauma is, the neurobiology of trauma, trauma informed recovery and organizational healing.

Tazewell County's Drug Court Graduates Three Participants
March 27, 2013

There were tearful speeches by the participants, and lots of tears and applause in the audience filled with friends, family, sponsors, former counselors and the Drug Court team. There was a banner that graduates signed and it was great to see two of the graduates sign: "The Program Works." Of course there also was cake.

McLean County Adult Redeploy Illinois Program
March 10, 2013

A March 10th Bloomington Pantagraph article highlights the McLean County Adult Redeploy Illinois program. For more information click on the link below:

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