Keeping the One-Sixth of Prisoners Who Are Mentally Ill Out of McHenry County Jail

The minutes of the January 13, 2016, McHenry County Public Health Committee dipped into the mental health problems of those ending up in the County Jail. The statistics for last year show there were 6,200 individuals detained in our jail … Continue reading

7th Mental Health Court Graduation Announced, 41 Grads So Far, 10% Recidivism Rate

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: Twenty Second Judicial Circuit of McHenry County Announces Mental Health Court Graduation Ceremony The 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County Mental Health Court will host its 7th Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, … Continue reading

McHenry County Mental Health Court Approaching First Anniversary

When McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi announced his campaign for re-election, one of the things he was obviously pleased about was the upcoming establishment of a mental health court. Now, there are twice-monthly Friday after sessions of the court. … Continue reading