As the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice, we provide the following:

  • Technical assistance in establishing problem-solving courts
  • Sharing evidence-based practices
  • Clearinghouse for information related to behavioral health and the justice system
  • Technical assistance in improving problem-solving courts
  • Training in all areas of behavioral health and the criminal justice system

We provide training and technical assistance tailored to your-problem-solving court or community and the specific issues you are encountering.

Training topics include:

  • 10 Essential Elements of Mental Health Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • 10 Key Components of Drug Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • 10 Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • Addictions Overview
  • Auditory Hallucinations "Hearing Voices" Experience
  • Behavioral Health in Corrections Settings
  • Behavior Modification
  • Data Collection and Evaluation
  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities of Team Members
  • Drug Court Fidelity Self-Assessment
  • Eligibility Criteria and Drug Court Process
  • Engaging Families in Treatment
  • Evidence-Based Treatment and Practices in Addictions
  • Family Drug Court Guidelines
  • How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Reponses
  • How to Start a Problem-Solving Court
  • Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
  • Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Health Centers
  • Introduction to Mental Illness
  • Introduction to Mental Illness: Law Enforcement Response
  • Legal Issues for Law Enforcement
  • Legal Issues in Behavioral Health
  • Legal Issues in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment in Addictions
  • Mental Health Best Practices
  • Mental Health Court Fidelity Self-Assessment
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurobiology of Addictions
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Overview of the Criminal Justice System
  • Personality Disorders
  • Problem-Solving Court Team Roles
  • Psychiatric Medications and Side Effects
  • Recovery in Behavioral Health
  • Resource Mapping and Identification of Service Gaps
  • Sanction and Incentives: Creative Solutions
  • Sanctions and Incentives in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Screening and Assessments for Drug Courts
  • Sequential Intercept Mapping
  • Sequential Intercept Model and Effective Community Solutions
  • Sequential Intercept Model Overview
  • Stages of Recovery in Addiction
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Supervising the Combat Veteran
  • Sustainability for Problem-Solving Courts
  • Team Building
  • Team Dynamics in a Problem-Solving Court
  • The Importance of Problem-Solving Courts
  • Understanding Drug Courts. Don't just Lock Them Up!
  • Veterans Courts Fidelity and Self-Assessment
  • What are Problem-Solving Courts and How Do They Differ from Traditional Courts?

If there is training regarding behavioral health and/or the criminal justice system that is not listed, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss training options with you and if we are not able to provide the training, we would assist you in finding someone that would provide the training.

We are certified trainers for SAMHSA's "How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice Responses" and the Council of State Government's "Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum".

Technical Assistance Areas:

  • Application of the Sequential Intercept Model
  • Dissemination of Effective Practices and Models
  • Establishing and Improving Mental Health Courts
  • Establishing and Improving Drug Courts
  • Establishing and Improving Veterans Courts
  • Identification of Key Stakeholders
  • Jail Diversion
  • Measuring the Fidelity of your Problem-Solving Court
  • Monitoring Program Results
  • Networking with Problem-Solving Court Providers
  • Strategic Planning and Local System Development
  • Use of Evidence-Based Practices and Fidelity

If you are interested in starting a problem-solving court, need technical assistance with an existing problem-solving court, have any questions about problem-solving courts or diversion programs, or need help developing community solutions regarding behavioral health issues, please contact us.