In follow up to the Illinois Mental Health Task Force: Call to Action Web Event, below is more information about the forthcoming “virtual” Regional Councils and Resource Mapping Workshops.

Regional Councils intend to include representation from multiple court and community stakeholders including but not limited to court personnel, community behavioral health providers, state government department officials, university officials, law enforcement agencies, persons with lived experience, and other interested participants. These Councils will use the National GAINS Center Sequential Intercept Model to facilitate cross-system communication and collaboration to identify resources and data sources, improve early identification and diversion of people with mental health and co-occurring disorders coming into contact with the courts, increase effective service linkage, and lessen the likelihood of persons recycling through the criminal justice system. Ultimately, the workshop results will inform a statewide vision of what a behavioral health continuum of care with multiple diversion pathways should look like in Illinois.

All are invited and encouraged to participate in the series of “virtual” workshops within the region most closely affiliated with your everyday work. Please find more information including workshop dates and times at:

Mental Health Task Force (

Note: Each workshop requires registration by clicking on the meeting link.

Please contact Scott Block with any questions.

Scott A. Block MA, LCPC, CADC, CCJP, CCM

Statewide Behavioral Health Administrator

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

222 North LaSalle Street, 13th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 793-1876 Office





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