Problem-Solving Courts Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria, Exclusionary Criteria, and Statement of Non-Discrimination Eligibility  Criteria

The Drug Court target population is adult men and women who are defendants with a pending felony case or have been found guilty of or have pled guilty to a felony case. To be eligible for Drug Court, the individual must have a substance abuse dependence diagnosis, be determined to be moderate to high risk to reoffend or violate the terms of supervision and have moderate to high behavioral health treatment needs using evidence-based screening and assessment tools; reside in Vermilion County; be willing to voluntarily execute the Consent to Participate in the Drug Court program; be willing to engage in and comply with the treatment and supervision requirements of Drug Court.

Exclusionary Criteria

Individuals who have been convicted of the following crimes within the past 5 years, excluding incarceration time, parole, and periods of mandatory supervised release, are excluded from eligibility: first degree murder; second degree murder; predatory criminal sexual assault of a child; aggravated criminal sexual assault; criminal sexual assault; armed robbery; aggravated arson; arson; aggravated kidnapping; kidnapping; aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability; aggravated domestic battery resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability; aggravated criminal sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust or authority over a child; stalking; aggravated stalking; home invasion; aggravated vehicular hijacking; or any offense involving the discharge of a firearm. Defendants currently charged with those offenses or any offense that is non-probationable where the prosecutor is unwilling to amend to a probationable offense are also excluded from eligibility.