Welcome to the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts!
Message from the President
The Mission Statement of our association is “to promote problem-solving courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training, and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.”
If you attended our 5th Annual Conference last month, I hope you will agree that we are meeting our mission. The recorded attendance was 571, which included: 104 attorneys; 40 coordinators; 54 judges; 150 probation/law enforcement; 151 treatment; and others including those representing educators, research, and administration. Seventy-seven counties in Illinois, representing 22 of the 23 judicial circuits as well as Cook County were represented at the conference.
As I have often stated, ILAPSC strives to have a Board of Directors that represents all problem-solving courts and the diverse disciplines that staff those courts. We also strive for representation on our board from the far reaches of our state. The board now includes members from the judiciary, state’s attorney, public defender, probation, Mental Health Board, NAMI, TASC, behavioral health education, justice advisory council, and coordinators. Further, geographically the board members come from the counties of Adams, Champaign, Cook, Crawford, DuPage, Kane, Madison, Marion, McHenry, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, Wabash, and Winnebago.
The Board of Directors has recently met. We have reviewed all of your comments from our most recent conference. There were a number of positive comments and suggestions for future conferences, which we appreciate. There were also some concerns that were brought up, and we are attempting to address those concerns the best that we can. We are also in preparation for the 2018 conference, which will begin with early registration on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and run through noon on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel.
Please come back and visit our website for updates and other information.
Jeffrey B. Ford, President
Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts
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.