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(730 ILCS 168/10)
As used in this Act:
"Mental health court", "mental health court program", or "program" means a structured judicial intervention process for mental health treatment of eligible defendants that brings together mental health professionals, local social programs, and intensive judicial monitoring.
"Mental health court professional" means a member of the mental health court team, including
but not limited to a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, probation officer, coordinator, treatment provider, or peer recovery coach.
"Pre-adjudicatory mental health court program" means a program that allows the defendant, with the consent of the prosecution, to expedite the defendant's criminal case before conviction or before filing of a criminal case and requires successful completion of the mental health court program as part of the agreement.
"Post-adjudicatory mental health court program" means a program in which the defendant has admitted guilt or has been found guilty and agrees, along with the prosecution, to enter a mental health court program as part of the defendant's sentence.
"Combination mental health court program" means a mental health court program that
includes a pre-adjudicatory mental health court program and a post-adjudicatory mental health court program.
"Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse court program" means a program that includes persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse problems. Such programs
shall include professionals with training and experience in treating persons with substance abuse problems and mental illness.
(Source: P.A. 97-946, eff. 8-13-12.)