Cook County Mental Health Court
information provided by: the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township
The Cook County Mental Health Court program was launched in the Circuit Court of Cook County in April 2004. The program's goal is to increase successful probation and community reentry for felony probationers living with chronic mental illness, most of whom have co-occurring substance use disorders. The program model, which utilizes a 'systems approach' to identify eligible individuals early and link them to community based services, includes intensive treatment, interventions, and supervision. The program aims to decrease subsequent arrests, incarcerations, and hospitalizations of the target population.
Record last updated: Aug 31 2016 11:19AM