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Lake County Therapeutic Intensive Monitoring Program (Drug Court)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $200,000)

The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: adult drug court implementation, single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.

The Lake County Nineteenth Judicial Circuit will use the 2008 Single Jurisdiction Drug Court Enhancement grant to expand the Lake County drug court program. Award funds will be used to expand the Lake County Adult Drug Court's ability to access an appropriate continuum of care for non-violent offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. To address the growth of drug-related crimes in Lake County, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit started a Drug Court program for criminal defendants in June 2005, commonly referred to as the Therapeutic and Intensive Monitoring (TIM) Court. The TIM Court functions as a post-adjudication program with an application and three-phase design lasting an average of 30 months with a current capacity of 50 participants. The TIM Court serves residents of Lake County who are class 2-4 felons with a history of non-violent behavior and are classified as drug dependent.

The Haymarket Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive substance abuse treatment facilities in Illinois. The Haymarket Center will support Lake County's drug court program by providing 730 days of residential treatment for TIM Court participants with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders as well as psychiatric evaluations and additional psychological therapeutic support. The overall goals of the project are to: (1) expand and enhance the Lake County TIM Court's ability to access residential treatment for individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders; (2) provide training for TIM Court Team and local provider staff in dual diagnosis programming; and (3) expand halfway house beds within Lake County for TIM Court participants.


Date Created: August 24, 2008