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(730 ILCS 168/50)
Education seminars for mental health court public
Subject to appropriation, the Office of the State Appellate Defender shall conduct mandatory education seminars for all public defenders and assistant public defenders practicing in mental health courts throughout the State to ensure that the problem-solving court maintains fidelity to the problem-solving court model. Topics include, but are not limited to, evidence-based screening, assessment and treatment practices, target population, substance use disorders, mental illness, disability, co-occurring disorders, trauma, confidentiality, criminogenic risks and needs, incentives and sanctions, court
processes, limited English proficiency, and team dynamics.
(Source: P.A. 102-1041, eff. 6-2-22.)