As the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice, we provide the following:

  • Technical assistance in establishing problem-solving courts
  • Sharing evidence-based practices
  • Clearinghouse for information related to behavioral health and the justice system
  • Technical assistance in improving problem-solving courts
  • Training in all areas of behavioral health and the criminal justice system

We provide training and technical assistance tailored to your-problem-solving court or community and the specific issues you are encountering.

Training topics include:

  • 10 Essential Elements of Mental Health Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • 10 Key Components of Drug Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • 10 Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts and Best Practice Standards
  • Addressing Disparities in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
  • Alternative Tracks in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Auditory Hallucinations “Hearing Voices” Experience
  • Behavioral Health in Corrections Settings
  • Behavior Modification
  • Data Collection and Evaluation
  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities of Team Members
  • Drug Court Fidelity Self-Assessment
  • Eligibility Criteria and Drug Court Process
  • Eligibility Criteria and Mental Health Court Process
  • Engaging Families in Treatment
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Addictions
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health
  • How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses
  • How to Start a Drug Court
  • How to Start a Mental Health Court
  • How to Start a Veterans Court
  • Implicit Bias
  • Incentives and Sanctions in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
  • Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Health Centers
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Introduction to Mental Illness
  • Introduction to Mental Illness: Law Enforcement Response
  • Legal Issues on Mental Illness for Law Enforcement
  • Legal Issues in Problem-Solving Courts
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment in Addictions
  • Mental Health Best Practices
  • Mental Health Court Fidelity
  • Motivational Interviewing and Changing Behaviors
  • Neurobiology of Addictions
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Overview of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Overview of the Criminal Justice System
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatric Medications and Side Effects
  • Recovery in Behavioral Health
  • Resource Mapping and Identification of Service Gaps
  • Screening and Assessments for Drug Courts
  • Screening and Assessments for Mental Health Courts
  • Screening and Assessments for Veterans Courts
  • Sequential Intercept Mapping
  • Sequential Intercept Model and Effective Community Solutions
  • Sequential Intercept Model Overview
  • Stages of Recovery in Addiction
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Sustainability for Problem-Solving Courts
  • Team Building
  • Team Dynamics in a Problem-Solving Court
  • The Importance of Problem-Solving Courts
  • Using Principles of Recovery, Trauma-Informed Care, and Procedural Justice to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Veterans Courts Fidelity
  • What are Problem-Solving Courts and How Do They Differ from Traditional Courts?

If there is training regarding behavioral health and/or the criminal justice system that is not listed, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss training options with you and if we are not able to provide the training, we would assist you in finding someone that would provide the training.

We are certified trainers for SAMHSA’s “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice Responses” and the Council of State Government’s “Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum”.

Technical Assistance Areas:

  • Application of the Sequential Intercept Model
  • Establishing and Improving Drug Courts
  • Establishing and Improving Mental Health Courts
  • Establishing and Improving Veterans Courts
  • Identification of Key Stakeholders
  • Illinois Standards and Problem-Solving Courts
  • Jail Diversion
  • Measuring the Fidelity of your Problem-Solving Court
  • Monitoring Program Results
  • Networking with Problem-Solving Court Providers
  • Sequential Intercept Mapping
  • Strategic Planning and Local System Development
  • Team Building
  • Use of Evidence-Based Practices and Fidelity

If you are interested in starting a problem-solving court, need technical assistance with an existing problem-solving court, have any questions about problem-solving courts or diversion programs, or need help developing community solutions regarding behavioral health issues, please contact us.