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Meals ready to eat, hygiene kits, winter coats, and sleeping bags can be delivered to those in need.  Ask your probation officer.​​

Adult Drug Court ​Follow us on Instagram for resources and update​s​

​The Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court (KCDRC) provides an alternative to incarceration for defendants whose criminal behavior is linked to the abuse of drugs. It is the mission of KCDRC to reduce the incidence of drug use, drug addiction and crimes committed as a result of drug use and addiction. This specialized court brings together substance abuse professionals and local social service programs who work with justice professionals in a non-adversarial, collaborative approach. The presiding judge and probation team maintain extremely close supervision of each individual in the Drug Rehabilitation Court program. All participants are required to have frequent court appearances, successfully complete treatment, secure employment and be randomly drug tested a minimum of twice per week. Incentives, sanctions and therapeutic adjustments are given to motivate participants to make positive changes in thinking and behavior. Approximately 750 participants have successfully graduated from the program since the inception of the program in 2000.

Eligibility Requirements

Referral Form

How to apply

Application

Consent to Participate

Addendum to Consent

Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook​ Spanish

     

Treatment Alternative Court (TAC)

The Kane County Treatment Alternative Court began operation in February 2006, accepting the first participant into the program in April 2006. The mission of the Kane County Treatment Alternative Court (TAC) is to guarantee justice for criminal defendants with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or developmental disabilities, to enhance public safety and promote the continuity of mental health care in the community. TAC is intended to be a systematic approach that brings together community based agencies to address defendant's needs and to provide comprehensive case management in an effort to reduce future criminal activity and incarceration in the Kane County Adult Justice Center.  The defendants work closely with the Court Personnel and the treatment team to facilitate positive behavioral change and reduce criminal recidivism.  Additional objectives of the program are to create effective interactions between mental health and criminal justice systems, improve public safety, and reduce the length of confinement of mentally ill defendants.

Referral Process

Referrals for the Treatment Alternative Court program will be accepted from a presiding Judge, State's Attorney, Public Defender, Private Attorney, Kane County Diagnostic Center representative, or other appropriate source as determined by the Treatment Alternative Court team. Referrals for the program are made directly to the Program Coordinator in the form of a completed referral sheet. Defendants may be referred to the Treatment Alternative Court program as the result of a new charge only.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Kane County Residency
  2. 18 years or older at the time of program acceptance
  3. Non-Violent Offenders
  4. Guilty Plea to Current Charges
  5. Approval from State's Attorney's Office
  6. Verification of Mental Illness, co-occurring disorder, or developmental disability
  7. Willingness to Participate

Veterans Treatment Court

The Kane Count Veterans Treatment Court began operations in May of 2018. The mission of the Kane County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is to break the connection between military service members and their mental illness, alcohol and drug use, and criminal activity. VTC is intended to be a systematic approach that brings together VA based services and community agencies to address Veterans involved in the Justice systems needs and to provide comprehensive case management in an effort to reduce future criminal activity and incarceration in the Kane County Adult Justice Center. Through the coordinated efforts of the judiciary, staff and community service providers, the Kane County Veterans Treatment Court seeks to improve our community by helping veterans successfully complete mental health, substance abuse treatment, and remain clean and sober in our community. We seek to reduce drug-related crime and reunite families within our community. 

Referral Process

Referrals for the Veterans Treatment Court program will be accepted from a presiding Judge, State's Attorney, Public Defender, Private Attorney, Kane County Diagnostic Center representative, or other appropriate source as determined by the Veterans Treatment Court team. Referrals for the program are made directly to the Program Coordinator in the form of a completed referral sheet. ​

Eligibility Criteria

Kane County Residency

Only veterans and service members shall be admitted to the VTC program. For purposes of admission, a veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. A service member is a person currently serving in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or Coast Guard on active duty, reserve status or in the National Guard.

  1. Non-Violent Offenders
  2. Guilty Plea to Current Charges
  3. Verification of Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorder
  4. Willingness to Participate

Veterans Treatment Court Application

Veterans Treatment Court Consent to Participate

Veterans Treatment Court Handbook​