Welcome to the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts!
Call For Nominations:
The ILAPSC Board of Directors announces that nominations are now being accepted for membership on the Board. Board terms are three years in length. Nominees need not be ILAPSC members, but they must be engaged in some manner with an Illinois Problem-Solving Court in order to be considered.
Nominations must be sent electronically to JFord@co.champaign.il.us .
Deadline for submissions is June 5, 2017.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a resume or brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and a statement explaining how the nominee will make an active contribution to the Board. Please submit in Microsoft Word to facilitate transmission and reproduction.
The Nominating Committee will review submissions and make recommendations to the Board by July 10th.
Message from the President
The Board of Directors in conjunction with the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice have been working on our 5th Annual ILAPSC Conference. We will again be at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Early registration begins Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm., and our networking and bag toss competition starts at 7:00 p.m. The Conference starts at 8:00 a.m. on October 12, 2017 and ends around noon on October 13, 2017.
We will again be featuring nationally recognized speakers and presenters including Carolyn Hardin, M.P.A., Chief of Training and Research, National Association of Drug Court Professionals; David A. D'Amora, M.S, LPC, CFC, Senior Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center, who specializes in criminal risk and needs assessments and the intersection of mental health and criminal justice; Kathleen West, Dr.P.H., whose work has included intergenerational trauma, public health and addiction areas; and Stephen Goss, Circuit Judge, Albany, Georgia, who presides over the Dugherty Superior Court MH/SA Treatment program, one of the five national learning sites for mental health courts as designated by the Bureau of Justice Affairs.
As our mission is to serve all Illinois Problem-Solving Courts, we will also include sessions involving veteran's issues, medication-assisted treatment, the challenges of legalizing marijuana, co-occurring disorders, assessing risk and needs, and more.
Please make plans to join us. You will receive notice when registration opens. We also have blocks of rooms at the conference site and other hotels which will be available when registration opens.
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.