Welcome to the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts!
Message from the President
Thank you for visiting the ILAPSC website. We are excited that registrations for the ILAPSC 2017 Annual Conference are steadily coming in. The 5th Annual Conference is being held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel (201 Broadway Avenue, Normal, Illinois) on October 12 - 13, 2017. If you have not yet registered, please do so soon as we expect to reach capacity this year. We will, of course, be offering early registration starting at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017. Our bag toss competition will be featured that evening on site starting at 7:00 p.m.
This conference has several new features including:
- The Early Bird Gathering will be enhanced to offer more food to enjoy while watching or engaging in the Bag Toss Competition.
- There are many new sponsors and exhibitors.
- The ILAPSC Board of Directors will recognize leadership throughout the state with awards during our Annual Business Meeting.
We are bringing speakers from all over the country who are recognized authorities in the field including:
- David A. D'Amora, Director, Special Projects and a Senior Advisor at the Council of State Governments Justice Center in New York City.
- Hon. Stephen Goss, Superior Court Circuit Judge in Albany, Georgia.
- Steve Hanson, M.S. Ed., Associate Commissioner of Treatment for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
- Anne Janku, Ph.D, Missouri Office of State Courts.
- Kenneth L. Osborne, MS, Deputy Director for the Cook County Department of Corrections.
- Kathleen West, DrPH, UCLA Department of Social Welfare
If you are planning on attending please go to our 2017 Conference tab. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I look forward to sharing this event with you.
Jeffrey B. Ford, President
Illinois Problem-Solving Courts Association
Approved Problem Solving Court Standards & Certification Process
These Standards, the Certification Process including Application and the Amended Supreme Court Rule were approved by the Supreme Court in its November term. All Problem Solving Courts (adult courts as labeled in the Standards) will have to be certified by the Supreme Court by 1/1/17.
PSC Standards Click here
PSC Certification Process Click here
PSC Certification Application Click here
Amended Supreme Court Rule Click here
To promote Problem-Solving Courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training, and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.
Want to know more about specialty courts?
The Officers and Members of the Board of Directors of ILAPSC represent counties from throughout the State of Illinois. They serve in a variety of positions in their respective Courts including members of the judiciary, attorneys, probation officers, substance abuse and mental health professionals and members of other agencies and associations including NAMI and TASC.
Perhaps you would benefit from visiting one of several of our specialty courts throughout Illinois. We would be more than happy to help. Contact any board member for assistance in planning or implementing your specialty court.