The Third Judicial Circuit Court has established three specialty courts; Veteran’s Treatment, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment courts. Through partnerships with the State’s Attorney, Public Defenders’ Office, probation department, and other local agencies, the courts are able help treat and evaluate eligible participants.
The Specialty Courts in the Third Judicial Circuit also work with the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts (ILAPSC). The Board of Directors for ILAPSC represents county problem-solving courts throughout the state. The mission of the ILAPSC is to provide education, assistance, training, and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.