problem-solving courts

Treatment Court Offers Second Chance for Veterans

Nov 13, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Circuit Courts will be required to have a special treatment court for veterans, starting next year. The initiative aims to reduce recidivism among soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction. The tenth circuit court in Peoria already offers a veteran’s treatment court and is awaiting certification to meet the Jan. 1st deadline.

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The Illinois Supreme Court is carrying out a new certification process that's aimed at bringing accountability to the state's problem-solving courts.  Problem-solving courts address mental health and addiction issues of people in the criminal justice system by connecting them with treatment.