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(730 ILCS 167/50)
Education seminars for veteran and servicemembers court public defenders.
Subject to appropriation, the Office of the State Appellate Defender shall conduct mandatory education seminars for all public defenders and assistant public defenders practicing in veterans and servicemembers courts throughout the State to ensure that the problem-solving court maintains fidelity to the problem-solving court model. Topics include, but are not limited to, evidence-based screening, assessment and training practices, target population, substance use disorders, mental illness, disability, co-occurring disorders, trauma, confidentiality, criminogenic risks and needs, incentives and sanctions, court processes, limited English proficiency, military culture and language, and team dynamics.
(Source: P.A. 102-1041, eff. 6-2-22.)