Wednesday, October 18, 2023

9:45 a.m.          Welcome and Overview

Hon. Janet Holmgren, 17th Judicial Circuit, President, ILAPSC Board of Directors
Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis, Illinois Supreme Court

10:15 a.m.          General Session – 10 Smartest Things Counselors and Programs Can Do to Promote Recovery
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, On the Mark Consulting

In this presentation you will learn 10 smart things you can do to help facilitate lasting recovery, including addressing the core of addiction; treating trauma; moving beyond “talk therapy”: incorporating science; learning from history; treating co-occurring conditions; utilizing a public health approach; learning from the best programs; tailoring treatment to meet the needs of a diversity of clients; applying lessons from cancer treatment applied into substance use disorders treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate the 10 smartest things counselors and programs can do to promote recovery.
  2. Leave with tools which will help you improve outcomes for clients with substance use disorders.
  3. Incorporate science, research and history into programming.
  4. Utilize a public health model with substance use disorders treatment.
  5. Tailor treatment to meet the needs of clients served.
  6. incorporate lessons learned from the best programs into your program.

12:00 p.m.          Lunch

1:00 p.m. General Session – Illinois at the Intersection of Behavioral Health and Justice: A Look at the Early Intercepts
Moderator – Hon. Kathryn E. Zenoff, Justice, Fourth Appellate District of Illinois, Chair, Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning 
David Albert, PhD, Director for the Division of Mental Health, Illinois Department of Human Services
David T. Jones, MS, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Governor JB Pritzker’s Office
Laura Garcia, LPC, CADC, Director for the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, Illinois Department of Human Services
Scott Block, MA, LCPC, CADC, CCJP, CCM Statewide Behavioral Health Administrator, Supreme Court of Illinois, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Bill Blundell, LCPC, MPA, Problem Solving Courts Manager, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

State courts have increasingly become the default system for addressing the needs of individuals living with behavioral health concerns. Commonly cited statistics evidence approximately 70% of court users have a diagnosable behavioral health disorder. In recognition of this overrepresentation, the Illinois Mental Health Task Force developed and received Illinois Supreme Court approval of an Action Plan to “improve the court and community response to individuals with mental illness.” The Action Plan embraces the Sequential Intercept Model and highlights initiatives such as 988, Deflection, Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Co-Response, best-practices in treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, improving competency to stand trial systems, and maximizing the impact of Problem-Solving Courts. 

Learning Objective: 

This session will highlight early intercept strategies (community services, law enforcement, initial court hearings, jails/courts) across Illinois. 

3:00 p.m. Break & Exhibits

3:30 p.m.          Breakout Sessions

B1A – Supervising and Managing a Problem-Solving Court Team: What You Need to Know 
Hon. Janet Holmgren, 17th Judicial Circuit, President, ILAPSC Board of Directors
Michelle O’Brien, JD, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts
Emily Behnke, MS, Deputy Court Administrator, Problem-Solving Courts, 17th Judicial Circuit Court
Hon. Erika Sanders, Associate Judge, Marion County

Supervising and managing a multidisciplinary team can be challenging. Take this opportunity to listen to and ask questions of experts in the field of problem-solving court teams. Learn tips on how to facilitate team communication, manage team conflict, and many other topics. 

B1B – The Gender Unicorn: Serving the LGBTQ+ Community in the Therapeutic Setting
Donna Addison, LCPC, Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc.

Through the Gender Unicorn “journey,” Participants will gain understanding about persons in the LGBTQ+ community diagnosed with mental illness. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Create an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in mental health settings. 
  2. Identify differences between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression and attraction as related to mental health services. 
  3. Demonstrate respect and support for those in the LGBTQ+ community. 
  4. Understand concerns related to “coming out” during treatment. 
  5. Encourage professionals, peers and support systems to challenge assumptions regarding everything from coming out to pronoun use.
  6. Consider how discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment and family rejection can lead to new or worsened mental health symptoms.
B1C – Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) Implementation
Peter Eckart, MSW, Information and Systems Coordinator, UIC
Lorrie Rickman Jones, PhD, Senior Executive in Population Health, Behavioral Health and Parity and Health Equity

Illinois’ Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) requires the creation and maintenance of an alternative response to community mental health crises. This complex work represents a significant shift from traditional first responses rooted primarily in law enforcement, and is raising important issues related to politics, justice, race and technology. Dr. Lorrie Jones and Peter Eckart are supporting the implementation of CESSA on behalf of the state’s Division of Mental Health, Department of Human Services. They will describe work happening statewide in Illinois, and how the Illinois experience builds on similar state and local initiatives around the country.

B1D – The Importance of Core Correctional Practices within the Problem-Solving Courts
Bill Blundell, LCPC, MPA, Problem Solving Courts Manager, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Becky Self, BA, Training Manager, Probation Services Division, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

Core Correctional Practices (CCP) is a new probation training initiative in the State of Illinois. The State of Illinois is currently working to train probation staff and management in this new way to work with our clients. Much like the way we need to work with participants in the problem-solving courts, we are training staff to work with clients at all levels of probation in a similar way. The style of presentation would be educational/lecture but with some crowd interaction to emphasize the importance of this training material. 

Participants will learn:

  1. What Core Correctional Practices (CCP) are and the importance of it in probation, including our problem-solving courts.
  2. Ways to work with our clients in appropriate ways, whether it be for positive or negative reasons.
  3. Promote the importance of this initiative to get all staff in the State of Illinois Trained in CCP.


B1E – Importance of the First 90 days of Treatment
Kenneth Robinson, Ed.D., Correctional Counseling

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to make informed decisions on choosing & implementing evidence-based therapy options for adult and juvenile clients. An emphasis is placed on substance abuse & criminal justice. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss what works and does not work in treatment through implementation of motivational interviewing
  2. Learn statistics on substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and recidivism as well as the link between antisocial personality disorder, substance abuse, and incarceration
  3. Gain insights on popular treatment approaches and how to choose evidence-based practices appropriate for their individual program settings
B1F – Suicide Prevention for Veterans
Teresa Glaze, PhD, LCSW, Statewide Chief of Social Work, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health

Discussed will be the Illinois Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The new online training portal and warning signs of people at risk of death by suicide will be introduced.

5:00 p.m.          Networking and Reception Sponsored by Alkermes

Thursday, October 19, 2023

7:00 a.m.          Registration & Exhibits

8:00 a.m.          General Session – Incentives, Sanctions and Therapeutic Adjustments
Hon. Christine Carpenter (Ret.), National Drug Court Institute Consultant

This presentation outlines the basic behavior modification principles and their applicability in keeping participants engaged in treatment court programs and move toward long term recovery. It looks at how programs can use participant driven incentives to formulate a strategy of creative responses that are desirable to the participant and productive behaviors which give the participant an opportunity to be rewarded through positive and negative reinforcement. It identifies the importance of incentives, both formal and informal, and their application in the program. The presentation recognizes the effect of immediate consequences in modifying client behavior. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn how incentives motivate participants to comply with program requirements.
  2. Identify various creative incentives that can be used to respond to a client ‘s conduct.
  3. Learn that incentives must be consistently and uniformly imposed.

9:45 a.m.          Break and Exhibits

10:15 a.m.        Breakout Sessions

B2A – Gambling Use Disorders and Criminal Behavior
Anita Maria Pindiur, MS, LCPC, CADC
Elizabeth Thielen, LCPC, NICASA

This session will provide a basic overview of gambling disorder, the role of gambling disorder on crime, challenges for legally involved disordered gamblers, implications of criminal involvement help-seeking, and available resources for those impacted by disordered gambling. Attendees will be able to: identify signs and symptoms of gambling disorder, articulate various crimes related to gambling disorder, list obstacles encountered by legally involved disordered gamblers, and identify resources to help those affected by disordered gambling. The presentation will utilize a web-based presentation program (that allows for interactive questions and answers).

B2B – Meeting the Challenges of Rural Problem-Solving Courts
Moderator – Hon. Mark Shaner, 2nd Judicial Circuit, ILAPSC Board of Directors
Hon. Jo Beth Weber, Jefferson County
James Lane, JD, Richland County
Liesl Wingert, MHA, SIU School of Medicine, Rural Health Project Coordinator
Kory Dunn, BA, Coordinator, Richland County
Kim Cooper, BA, CADC, TASC 
Kelli Storckman, JD, Wabash County
Fred Chinn, Jail Administrator, Crawford County

All problem-solving courts have their challenges. This presentation will focus on challenges that are unique or heightened for drug courts in smaller, rural communities. Illinois Supreme Court Problem-Solving Courts Standards and Best Practices requirements will be examined and panel members from drug courts throughout the mainly rural and under-resourced Illinois Second Circuit will discuss ways to meet those standards and best practices. Being aware that resources and available options vary from county to county, attendees will be encouraged to share their solutions to common challenges, as well. Among the topics which will be considered are supervision with limited probation resources, meeting best practice requirements for testing and for treatment, obtaining buy-in from local law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors, and the community, exploring options for transportation, education, and employment, and addressing team chemistry challenges.  

B2C – The Recovery Continuum, Harm Reduction, and Evidence-Based Practices for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Nicole Gastala, MD, Medical Director, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Division Illinois Department of Human Services

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the role of harm reduction on the recovery continuum.
  2. Apply evidence-based harm reduction and treatment services for substance use disorders, particularly OUD.
  3. Incorporate person-centered language in the care of patients with SUD.
B2D – Legislative Updates
Hugh Brady, MA, ILAPSC Board Member
Mark Heyrman, JD, Monahan Law Group, LLC; General Counsel to Mental Health America

This session will review and discuss recent Illinois legislation that may be relevant to problem-solving courts. It will also look at ways people can track future legislation and even potentially have an impact on how it evolves.

B2E – Employment Services for Problem-Solving Courts
Moderator – Courtney Geiger, MBA, Goodwill Northern Illinois
Faraji Martin, PhD, Manager of Youth Services Programs, Land of Lincoln Goodwill in Springfield 
Jeremy Bell, MA, Champaign County Specialty Courts
Ikenna Martin, PhD, Land of Lincoln Goodwill
Martell Ray, Data Specialist, Land of Lincoln Goodwill
Lori Johnson, MHA, Director of Program Services, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois in Peoria

Goodwill Industries is a non-profit social enterprise that provides services throughout the state to individuals who have involvement in the justice system. Three Goodwill organizations throughout the state of Illinois, Goodwill’s headquartered in Springfield, Peoria, and Rockford, share program information, opportunities to connect, and resources for individuals involved in the justice system.

B2F – Leveraging Military Culture Nuances to Increase Participant Outcomes
Scott Tirocchi, MA, MS. LCP, Division Director for Justice For Vets

Military service has a unique and long-lasting impact on current and former service members. For those that become justice-involved, the learned cultural values, ethics, and standards applied during their service can be leveraged with the participant by the VTC Team in a manner and context that will benefit the participant, the participant’s immediate support network, and the overall community.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe how serving in the military may have a long-lasting impact and influence on the service member, their family, and their interconnectedness to others. 
  2. Identify how and why veterans’ learning styles and responses to interventions can differ substantially from each other.
  3. Identify skills and examine approaches that may more effectively address the needs of justice-involved veterans. 

12:00 p.m.        Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Annual Business Meeting

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.          General Session – Team Building After a Crisis
Christa Marshall, PhD, NADCP Senior Treatment Consultant

Research has demonstrated that the majority of the population with substance use disorders have experienced significant trauma in their lives. The trauma can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, severe poverty, violence and war. It is critical that Treatment Court staff are attentive to and aware of the signs of trauma and do not re-traumatize people in our efforts to help them. This workshop will explore the background of trauma, how it impacts the participant and appropriate approaches for helping participants, as well as recognizing the occurrence of vicarious trauma and its impact on staff. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will develop an understanding of the impact of trauma on the participant, including physical, emotional and brain functions.
  2. Participants will understand the importance of not re-traumatizing participants and ways to prevent that.
  3. Participants will understand the impact of vicarious trauma with suggestions on how to avoid it


2:45 p.m.          Break and Exhibits

3:15 p.m.          Breakout Sessions

B3A – The Benefit of Starting a DUI Court or Tract
Hon. Kate Huffman, Second District Court of Appeals, Dayton, Ohio 

In a recent study released by NHTSA, the data revealed that alcohol-involved crashes in 2019 resulted in 14,219 fatalities, 497,000 nonfatal injuries, and $68.9 billion in economic costs. In 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) endorsed DUI Courts as a proven strategy for rehabilitating repeat driving while impaired (DWI/DUI) offenders, with the goal of reducing recidivism and thus fatalities from drug and alcohol impaired drivers. DUI courts, founded on the same rigorous research that support drug courts, rely on best practices to guide courts and supervising officers in effective management of impaired drivers. This program will review research related to impaired driving, the benefits of starting a DUI court, the necessary stakeholders and policies to implement a local DUI court, funding of local impaired driving courts, developing DUI court phases, the importance of a multidisciplinary team, identifying appropriate participants through screening and assessment, and responding to client behavior through incentives, sanctions, and therapeutic adjustments. This program will also discuss the necessary steps to incorporate a DUI tract into an existing drug court.

B3B – Housing Resources to Support Individuals with Justice Involvement 
David Esposito, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Providers Association 
Kim Sriner, LCPC, CRSS, Recovery Support Services Manager, Substance Use Prevention & Recovery, Illinois Department of Human Services
Nadia Underhill, BA, MPA, Vice President of Housing & Real Estate, Thresholds

Everyone needs and deserves safe, decent, stable housing. For some of the most vulnerable people in Illinois — people with mental illness, substance use, chronic health conditions, histories of trauma, and other struggles — a home helps them to get adequate treatment and start on the path toward self-sufficiency. But some conditions make it difficult for people to maintain a stable home without additional help. Supportive housing, a highly effective and proven strategy that combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services, can provide that needed assistance.

Learning Objective:

This session will highlight resources, programs, and promising practices seeking to improve hosing stability for individuals with justice involvement. 

B3C – Preventing Professional Burnout
Christa Marshall, PhD, NADCP Senior Treatment Consultant

This session recognizes that working in certain professions or job situations can bring high levels of stress. In some cases, these stressors can lead to burnout, vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue. In this workshop, we will clarify these terms so that you can use them appropriately. We will discuss the importance of being actively involved in self-care and how a workplace or work team can build resiliency.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the distinction and connection between burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious   trauma. 
  2. Learn how compassion fatigue in some professions can be more likely and, therefore, the importance of building resiliency. 
  3. Gain knowledge of how the workplace can assist in relieving compassion fatigue and building resiliency. 
  4. Identify possible barriers to self-care.
  5. Identify at least one self-care method you can realistically put into practice. 
B3D – Problem-Solving Court Alumni Supports 
Leah Painter, Pre-Trial Drug Court Supervisor, Knox County 
Jessica Henry, Drug Court Officer, Knox County
Michelle Dennison, CRSS, Knox Drug Court Alumni, Peer Support Specialist, Bridgeway
Jeff McFadden, Knox Drug Court Alumni. ROSC Coordinator, Fulton and McDonough Counties

The alumni group in Knox County started in 2021. The alumni group meets once a month and discusses program outings, fundraisers, events and ways to improve the program. The alumni are also available to meet with current drug court clients to lend support. There are approximately 15 alumni who come and participate in the meetings.

B3E – From Drug Court Client to Community Leader: Becoming More Than a Productive Member of Society
Ty Bechel, BA, MA, CPRS, Drug Court Graduate, Founding Executive Director of Amare

This presentation will focus on the struggles of one individual in active addiction and how he found his way to drug court. After a period of setbacks and struggles, the presenter will cover how he graduated from drug court and founded a nonprofit, recovery community organization based in community and grassroots efforts and set out on capacity and team building. The presentation will focus heavily on hope, motivation, and utilizing a network to not only recover but build a professional support system for growth while highlighting key ways to build a community.

Hope is alive and well. We do recover. Believing in ourselves and our communities sparks magic. Working together instead of against each other builds community for years to come. 

B3F – Restoring Hope and Purpose in the Justice-Involved Veteran Population
Scott Tirocchi, MA, MS. LCP, Division Director for Justice For Vets

Participants in a veteran’s treatment court or veterans’ treatment docket will often have multiple challenges that are both seen and unseen. As they propel towards program completion, each multidisciplinary team member’s relationship and approach to guiding and empowering them through these challenges will vary from team member to team member. However, what should remain the same is each team member’s intent to foster or restore a sense of hope, meaning-making, and purpose in the 3 justice-involved veteran participant that extends far beyond the program’s length. This session will emphasize working with participants in a holistic manner that emboldens them in their everyday accomplishments while at the same time encouraging them to lead a purposeful life. This session will explore skills that team members can use to assist them when working with participants that may result in the individual practicing or developing behaviors that positively influence their quality-of-life choices in the present and future. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the complexity of the justice-involved population concerning potential VTC team member assumptions and biases that may impact their approach in the judicial setting. 
  2. Identify literature and research concerning the role of hope, meaning making, and purpose in the health and well-being of specific populations. 
  3. Describe the impact of social connectedness and ways of developing and enhancing it

5:00 p.m. Exhibits and Evaluations

Friday, October 20, 2023

7:00 a.m.          Exhibits

8:00 a.m. General Session – Problem-Solving Court Graduate Panel
Moderator – Hon. Jeffery Ford (Ret.)

During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of problem-solving court graduates. Attendees will learn from the graduates about what program interventions helped them to succeed in their court. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask graduates questions to help clarify information presented.

9:45 a.m.          Break and Exhibits

10:15 a.m.          Breakout Sessions

B4A – Capacity, Sustainability and Fidelity – CANCELLED
Colleen Gibbons, JD, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Center for Court Innovation
Dawn Beichner-Thomas, PhD., Professor, Illinois State University

This session has been cancelled

B4B – The Challenges of Finding Employment 
Jayme Redmon, MA, MS, Community Employment Services Coordinator, Bridgeway, Inc.
Marian Sanchez, Impact Behavioral Health Partners
Douglas Phillips, MPH, Research Associate, MDRC
Paul W. Phares, MS, Director, Community Support & Care Coordination,
UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center
Judith Dawson, MBA, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Director of Diversion and Reentry Programs
Thomas Faber, CWDP, Business Service Representative, McHenry County Workforce Network

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a research-based approach to supported employment with 8 key principles. People receiving IPS services have been found to be three times more likely to become employed and work four times as many hours compared to control groups. While this employment model was designed to support people with serious mental illness, employment principles can be applied the IPS employment principles to all disabled populations with great success. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn relevant research behind implementing IPS supported employment with individuals that are justice-involved.
  2. Understand how a current infrastructure exists and is funded across Illinois with IPS providers. 
  3. Understand how teams across Illinois have placed IPS employment specialists in a specialty court setting to maximize employment outcomes and improve other life domains. 
  4. Learn how to leverage Federal WIOA funded programs and how to develop a community-based work readiness program to better integrate employment into the participant’s plan.
B4C – Rural Justice Collaborative – Rural Justice Initiatives
Michelle L. Cern, MPA, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts

The Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC), a partnership of NCSC and Rulo Strategies, launched in 2020 to identify innovative operations in rural justice systems that build on the strengths of rural communities and highlight the cross-sector collaboration that is the hallmark of a rural justice system. This presentation will highlight efforts across the RJC’s three priority areas (awareness, collaboration, and innovation) to exchange information, celebrate cross-sector collaboration and understanding between rural justice practitioners and other stakeholders, and shine the spotlight on local justice innovations that are bringing stakeholders to the table to identify solutions in rural justice systems. 

B4D – The Problems with Today’s High Potency THC from the Perspective of an Addiction Psychiatrist – Following the Science 
Elizabeth Stuyt, MD, Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist

This presentation is an overview of the unintended consequences seen from the use of high potency THC products including cognitive problems, addiction, psychosis, worsening mental health, suicide, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome and violence.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how today’s marijuana is not like the marijuana they may have experienced in the past. 
  2. Report what levels of THC are supported by the literature for certain medical conditions and what levels have not been supported by research.
  3. Describe the effect of THC on the developing brain.
  4. Discuss the role high potency THC cannabis plays in addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, psychosis, violence, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, and cognitive impairment. 
B4E – Brain Injury 101: Making the Connections 
Philicia L. Deckard, LSW, CBIST, Executive Director, The Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Ginny Lazzara, RN, BSN, CRRN, CBIST, Brain Injury Nurse Consultant, Nolan Law Group  

The purpose of the presentation is to provide the audience with an overview of traumatic brain injury and its causes. Individuals living with disabilities from a brain injury are the largest disability group, second only to those with developmental disabilities. Due to the injury, there may be a variety of cognitive impairments as well as changes in behavioral/emotional status. The presentation will offer the audience techniques that may be implemented when working with an individual who has sustained a brain injury.

B4F – Intersection Ahead: Veterans and Impaired Driving
David Pelletier, JD, Project Director National Association for Drug Court Professionals 

If you’re working with justice-involved veterans in any capacity, you may have recognized that their entry into the system is often due to impaired driving. The issues veterans present with and treating them can be complex. Impaired drivers are also a unique demographic, often presenting with co-occurring disorders, and the balance of treatment and ensuring public safety can be difficult. The intersection of veterans and impaired driving can be all the more challenging for treatment courts. This session will examine the unique demographics and behaviors of impaired drivers who are veterans to enable your program to respond to their needs. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the unique demographics, behaviors, and needs of veterans and impaired drivers.
  2. Participants will identify differences in case planning, program requirements, and responding to behaviors of impaired drivers.
  3. Participants will recognize appropriate screening and assessment tools for impaired drivers to identify risk and need accurately

12:00 p.m. End of Conference & Evaluations

Hotel Registration Information

Enjoy the conference at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 

Located at 201 Broadway, Normal, IL 61761. Central Illinois now boasts the state’s only official Four Diamond AAA rated hotel between Chicago and St. Louis. At the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center you will find Central Illinois’ finest lodging facility. It’s the only hotel in Bloomington-Normal to offer two concierge floors with a separate lounge. Enjoy the fitness center, indoor pool and airport shuttle.

SOLD OUT waitlist available by emailing

Additional Hotel Options Include: 

Hampton Inn & Suites, Bloomington West 906 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL 61705

  • Room rate is $155.00 includes free breakfast. Registration deadline is 10/3/23. To register call (309) 829-3700 and use code 92325323.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Normal 320 S. Toward Ave., Normal, IL 61761

  • Room rate is $96.00 includes free breakfast. Registration deadline is 10/3/23. To register call (309) 684-6473 and mention the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts room block.

Holiday Inn Express 1715 Parkway Plaza Dr., Normal, IL 61761

  • Room rate is $85.00 includes free breakfast. Registration deadline is 9/27/23. To register call (309) 862-1600 and use the room block code ILAPSC.

DoubleTree 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701 

  • Room rate is $130. Registration deadline is 9/26/23. To register call (309) 664-6446 and mention the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts conference.

Other Hotels with which we do not have a room block, but that offer the state rate can be found by visiting the State of Illinois Downstate IL Areas Hotel Listing


The 2023 Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Conference will be held Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2022 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott in Normal, IL.

The ILAPSC Conference brings hundreds of individuals from around the state together to explore the latest research and issues of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health needs. The ILAPSC mission is to promote problem-solving courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training and development through the collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.

IDFPR Social Worker 15.5 hours
IDFPR Counselor 15.5 hours
IDFPR Nursing TBD Pending Application Approval
IAODAPCA #16079 15.5 hours
Categories: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS I or II, GCE, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP I or II, NCRS II Attorney MCLE 15.5 hours general credit approved
Probation 15.5 hours
Judicial Education Credit 6 hours approved by the Illinois Judicial College
Court Administration Credit 15.5 hours approved by the Illinois Judicial College

You may transfer your registration to another person up until the time of the conference. If you cancel after September 30, 2023, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs. Refunds may not be issued for cancellations on or after October 2, 2023. Cancellations and transfers can be submitted by email to

If you have any questions please contact the Conference Coordinators at 

If you should have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the Conference Coordinators via email at

Fee includes Wednesday evening networking reception (cash bar), lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, a one-year membership to ILAPSC and continuing education credits.

*Continental breakfast will be available for attendees who are staying at the Marriott overnight. Other hotels in our block offer free breakfast to their guests. Please plan on eating prior to arriving at the conference each day.*

Registration Fee does not include Hotel, Transportation, Food, or Beverages, other than what is listed above.