The mission of the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts is to “promote problem-solving courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.” Each year the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts honors one individual and one organization that demonstrates exceptional leadership in promoting and advancing the mission of ILAPSC. The winning individual and organization have made substantial contributions in implementing and/or enhancing therapeutic justice responses to persons with behavioral health issues locally, regionally, or state-wide. The nominees are evaluated by a committee of ILAPSC board members based on the following criteria:
- Has the nominee made a significant contribution to problem-solving courts and/or therapeutic justice?
- Has the nominee provided education and/or advocacy to advance problem-solving courts and/or therapeutic justice?
- Has the nominee promoted the goal of diverting individuals with behavioral health needs away from jails/prisons?
- Has the nominee advanced the goal of procedural justice?
Award Nomination Form: