Site Descriptions

Each Redeploy site provides services to youth in a unique way, based on the needs and resources of the community. The summaries, below, detail the number of youth served, intake process, program eligibility and structure, and the range of services provided.

The 1st Judicial Circuit Redeploy program is operated by the Union County Board through a purchase of service program model. The program serves Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties in the southernmost portion of the state. The program exists as a partnership between court, probation, and community service providers.

Referral

Youth are referred by probation, the States Attorney, or the Judge involved in the case. After receiving a referral, youth meet with the Redeploy Illinois Program Director for an initial assessment. A Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) is used to determine eligibility. A youth must score medium or high on the YASI and be at least 13 years of age to be eligible for services.

Services

The service plan is developed based on the YASI assessment, in collaboration with the probation department. Once a service plan has been created, the Client Care Coordinator refers the youth to the appropriate providers to meet the needs identified. Agencies prioritize Redeploy clients per the contractual agreement.

The program contracts with the following providers to provide service to youth and families: Stress & Trauma Treatment Center, Egyptian Health Department, Arrowleaf, Jewell Psychological Services, Advanced Transportation, Choices Counseling, and Visions LLC.

Services include:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Service
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family Functional Therapy
  • Family counseling services
  • Substance use services
  • Outpatient mental health services
  • Mentoring with intensive support
  • Wraparound Intensive Case Management services
  • Educational services
  • Employment services
  • Life skills
  • Caregiver services
  • Transportation services
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Nutrition education
  • Treatment for youth with sexually offending behaviors
  • DUI and Risk Education

End of Program

Youth successfully complete the program when they achieve the goals in their case plan.

Contact: Becky Pearce, Director of Juvenile Justice Programs at bpearce@unioncountyil.gov

The 2nd Judicial Circuit Redeploy program is operated by the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Services through a purchase of service program model. The program serves Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties in southeastern Illinois. The 2nd Judicial Circuit Redeploy program exists as a partnership between court, probation, and community service providers. A local consortium of stakeholders oversee the program.

Referral

Youth are referred by the court or by probation. A Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) is completed for each youth to identify risk levels and service needs. The youth must score at moderate or high risk and be at least 13 years of age to be eligible for services. The probation officer refers the youth directly to the appropriate service provider once eligibility is confirmed.

Services

An individualized case plan is created that targets specific YASI domains that are high in risk and low in protective factors. Probation officers, Redeploy service providers, and the youth and family collaborate to develop case plan goals and create positive outcomes.

The program contracts with the following providers to provide services to youth and families: One Hope United, Stress & Trauma Treatment Center, Cornerstone Family Counseling, Progressive Life Counseling, Choices Counseling, Koen Counseling and Wellness Center, and Jewell Psychological Services.

Services include:

  • Multi-systemic Therapy
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance use services
  • Treatment for youth with sexually offending behaviors
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Transportation services
  • Mentoring and life skills
  • Workforce development
  • GED services
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

End of Program

Youth successfully complete the program when they achieve the goals in their case plan.

Contact: Tara Montgomery, Program Manager at tlmontgomery@il2ndcircuit.org

The 4th Judicial Circuit Redeploy program is operated by the Montgomery County Health Department through a purchase of service program model. The program serves Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties. The program exists as a partnership between court, probation, and community service providers.

Referral

Referrals can be made from Juvenile Probation, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, or directly from the Judge. When a youth is considered for commitment to IDJJ, the probation officer conducts a thorough assessment to determine if youth are appropriate for the Redeploy program. Youth who are not facing an IDJJ commitment and score moderate or high on the Juvenile Risk Assessment (JRA) and/or the Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) may be eligible for services. Youth must be at least 13 years of age. The Court ultimately determines placement in Redeploy.

Services

Once a youth is referred and accepted into the Redeploy program, juvenile probation officers develop a case plan. The information for the case plan is gathered through interviews with the youth and their family, probation assessments, probation ancillary assessments, service provider evaluations, and any conditions ordered by the court. The case plan will be adjusted according to the youth’s progress. The Fourth Circuit Redeploy Coordinator works with the probation officers to coordinate appropriate services for youth.

The program contracts with the following providers to provide services to youth and families: Spero Family Services, Visions, LLC, New Brand Solutions, LLC, Jewell Psychological Services, The Gift of Perspective Coaching, Montgomery County Health Department, Charis Clinical Services, and Gentle Care Solutions, LLC.

Services include:

  • In-home intensive therapy
  • Applied behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior
  • Wraparound Case Management
  • Education services
  • Group programming by the Fourth Judicial Circuit Probation Department and Christian County Probation Department
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Sex offender services
  • Certified life coaching
  • Mental health services
  • Substance use services
  • Medication monitoring

End of Program

Service providers provide a monthly progress report on the youth to assist in tracking the youth’s progress. Youth complete the Redeploy program when they meet the goals of the case plan, which would include the successful discharge from treatment and services.

Contact:

Banee’ Ulrici, Chief Managing Officer, Montgomery County at baneeu@montgomeryco.com

Meredith Stewart, Redeploy Program Coordinator at 4thcircuitredeploy@gmail.com

The 13th Judicial Circuit Redeploy program is operated by La Salle County Probation and Court Services through a lead agency program model, led by Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley (YSBIV). The program serves La Salle, Grundy, and Bureau Counties.

An Oversight Board consisting of the LaSalle County Juvenile State’s Attorneys, the Director of Court Services for the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, the Director of Probation for the Circuit, the Director of the LaSalle County Detention Home, the probation supervisor, a retired Judge, and the team from YSBIV meet monthly to discuss the program, look at ways to improve the program, and to interface as a team to ensure the most comprehensive services are being provided.

Referral

The probation department, in concert with the Juvenile Judge, State’s Attorney and the appointed Public Defender, refer youth to the Redeploy program. All youth considered by the Juvenile Court for placement in IDJJ are referred to Redeploy for assessment. The Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) is used to identify needs and eligibility. Youth scoring in high or moderate and who are at least 13 years old are eligible for services.

Services

Case plans are developed in conjunction with the findings on the YASI, Casey Life Skills assessment and IM+CANS assessment. YSBIV address needs, such as mental health, trauma, behavioral and familial conflict. Services are provided to the entire family using an evidence-based treatment model, Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL). PLL guides the family in identifying the youth and family’s needs and goals. The therapists and caseworkers use the model to assist the family in developing individualized methods to address these needs and goals. All treatment is approached from a strengths-based perspective and the belief that the family knows best what needs and goals they have for their lives. Most services are provided in the youth’s home and community.

Services include:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Services for youth charged with sex offenses
  • Life skills group
  • EDMT treatment
  • Active Parenting
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Educational services
  • After-school mentoring program
  • Community-based service learning and civic engagement activities
  • Transportation
  • Recreational activities

YSBIV staff link youth to additional services providers for substance use services and psychiatric care as appropriate

End of Program

Youth complete the Redeploy program when they meet the goals of the case plan. Staff conduct follow-up contact with each youth at three, six, and twelve months post-discharge to ensure long-term success.

The Lake County Redeploy program is operate by the 19th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Probation and Detention Services through a purchase of service program model. The Lake County Illinois program exists as a partnership among court, probation, and community service providers.

Referral

Youth referred by police jurisdictions in Lake County are screened for diversion or further processing in Court by Juvenile Probation and Detention Services (JPDS). Final screening decisions are authorized by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. JPDS complete a Juvenile Risk Assessment (JRA) to identify youth most at risk for continued involvement in the Juvenile Justice System. The Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) is used as a supplemental assessment to identify needs. Youth scoring in the high and medium range on the JRA are referred to the Juvenile Redeploy Program.

Once a youth is referred, a staffing meeting takes place with the Functional Family Probation (FFP) and JPDS Officers, their Unit Manager, and the Assistant Director of JPDS. The staffing team accepts, defers, or denies youth for the program, and their recommendations are included in the social history investigation submitted to Court at the youth’s sentencing.

Services

Case plans are created using both JRA and YASI results after a youth has been accepted into the program. Each case is discussed during weekly meetings with the Redeploy Team. The Lake County Redeploy Illinois program funds comprehensive community-based intervention services for youth, and by extension, their families.

The program contracts with  the Lake County Health Department Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services and the Community Youth Network to provide services to youth and families. Services are offered in participants’ homes, or via remote access or telehealth.

Services include:

  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Functional Family Probation
  • Educational services
  • Employment services and referrals to YouthBuild
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Trauma services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Mental health services
  • Mentoring program
  • Services to victims of sex offenses and youth charged with sex offenses
  • Child’s Play Therapy
  • Service learning/civic engagement activities
  • Crisis counseling
  • Primary health care, dental and nutritional services
  • Youth substance abuse programs
  • Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) program
  • Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Transition to Independence (life skills)
  • Outdoor experiential therapy/learning

End of program

Once youth complete the goals identified in their case plan, a memo to the Juvenile Court Judge is written by their JPO recommending their advancement to either case termination or aftercare transition. Youth continue to have services available through the Lake County Health Department.

Contact: Nick Chapman, Assistant Director at NChapman@lakecountyil.gov

The Macon County Juvenile Redeploy Illinois program (MCJRI) is operated by the Macon County Mental Health Board through a purchase of service program model. The Macon County Juvenile Redeploy Illinois program exists as a partnership among court, probation, and community service providers.

Referral

Referrals come through the court process or by direct referral from probation. The Juvenile Court Judge is the final authority on who is accepted into the Redeploy program. A Macon County probation officer is assigned to supervise Redeploy clients. The client care coordinator completes a Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) assessment to determine areas of strengths and needs. Once the youth is officially in the program, the client care coordinator begins the process of collaborating with the youth and families.

Services

The client care coordinator provides alignment and coordination of services for the youth and family. The client care coordinator writes the initial case plan, prepares court reports, communicates with all service providers and court personnel, and facilitates family meetings. They facilitates bi-weekly meetings with the service providers in order to share progress and barriers. Each youth has a binder with their assessment data, case plan, and ongoing evidence of progress.

The program contracts with two main providers, Heritage Behavioral Health Center and Old King’s Orchard Community Center, to provide services to youth and families.

Services include:

  • Mental health services
  • Substance use services
  • Group Counseling, including problem-solving, cognitive education, parenting, gender-specific, anger management, and violence prevention
  • Crisis services
  • Family engagement
  • Transportation
  • Advocacy in navigating systems, such as the juvenile justice, education, and child welfare systems
  • Educational services
  • Job skills programming
  • Summer programming, including recreational activities, community speakers, and field trips
  • Life skills programming
  • Mentoring

The MCJRI uses a five-phase process for service provision that is intended for youth, parents/guardians, service providers, legal system providers, and community partners. The program provides the following:

    • A guideline for growth and program progression
    • Stability and certainty with expectations
    • Continuity to the program
    • A focus on the future
    • Motivation and celebration

End of Program

Youth successfully complete the program when they achieve the goals in their case plan.

Contact: Ralf Pansch, Director of Contracting & Residential Services/Disaster Services Coordinator at rpansch@mcmhb.com

The Madison County Redeploy program is operated by Madison County Mental Health Board and operates through a lead agency program model led by Children’s Home & Aid, an agency that has provided services for youth in southern Illinois for over 130 years. The program is partnered with the Probation Department, Juvenile Court, and the Madison County Juvenile Justice Council.

Referral

Referrals to the program are received directly from Juvenile Court and the Probation Department and all youth considered by the Juvenile Court for placement in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) are referred to Redeploy for an assessment. Upon referral, a comprehensive narrative assessment is complete by the program’s Juvenile Justice Specialist to identify areas of strength, need and determine eligibility for the program.

Services

When a youth is accepted into the program, the Juvenile Justice Specialists will provide intensive case management services based on individual and family needs identified during the assessment phase utilizing a Wraparound Model for case management. This model brings individuals from each youth’s various life domains together in the development of goals, interventions, and progress review. Participants can include family, teachers, probation officers, or any other concerned party. The model focuses on family engagement and youth and family strengths. A Wraparound Plan is developed with each youth and family. The JJS’s meet with youth weekly and in sessions work on the goals developed in the Wraparound Plan. These sessions are conducted to assist youth in developing consequential thinking and problem-solving skills as well as emotional regulation, identifying anger triggers and building coping skills.

Services include:

  • Wraparound Case Management
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Legal advocacy
  • Educational services
  • Employment skills
  • Positive Youth Development activities
  • A Youth Advisory Board is utilized to ensure that youth have a voice and input regarding the components of the program

The Juvenile Justice Specialists link program youth to additional services as necessary:

  • Psychological evaluations (Jewell Psychological Services)
  • Sex Offender evaluation and treatment (Choices Counseling)
  • Education services and advocacy (Equip for Equality)

It should be noted that a key component is ensuring that all services provided to Redeploy youth and their families are through a trauma informed approach utilizing the Attunement, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework. All assessments, Wraparound Plans, case management, and aftercare are conducted from a trauma informed perspective. All program staff have been trained to meet the needs of LGBTQIA youth as approved and certified by the Human Rights Campaign. CH&A is highly committed to ensuring that staff have training opportunities to develop a wide range of competencies regarding youth and family issues and service delivery methods. All CH&A staff are given the opportunity to develop core competencies to ensure that they are aligned with the agency’s mission and community needs. Internal trainings focus on change orientation, client focus/collaborative advocate, develop self as a high effective change agent, drive for results, demonstrate empathy and positive regard for others, high performance teaming, finding solutions and being impact driven.

Racial and ethnic disparities are paramount in the work that we do with youth, families, and in the communities we serve. We believe that as an agency we have a collective and individual responsibility to create an inclusive community where differences are celebrated, and respected, valued, and where all people have equitable opportunities. Client voice is so critical in addressing what is needed to inform services to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. This occurs through the Redeploy Youth Advisory Board and in client satisfaction surveys.

Contact: Jamie Ellison, Redeploy Program Manager at Jellison@childrenshomeandaid.org

The Sangamon County Redeploy program is operated by the Sangamon County Court Services Department’s Juvenile Probation Division through a purchase of service program model. Sangamon County Redeploy Illinois program exists as a partnership among court, probation, and community service providers.

Referrals

Referrals can be made from the youth, parents, Juvenile Probation, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, or directly from the Judge. Referrals come to the Juvenile Probation Supervisor, who presents the referral to the Juvenile Justice Committee. The Committee decides whether to refer to the assessment team. The assessment team consists of the Juvenile Probation Supervisor, Grant Coordinator from Court Services, Juvenile Probation Officer Case Manager from the Springfield Urban League, and the Community Health Care Worker from SIU, School of Medicine.

A Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) and Juvenile Risk Assessment (JRA) are used to determine eligibility. The Case Manager from Urban League conducts the YASI and probation conducts the JRA. A youth must score medium or high on the YASI and JRA to be eligible for services.

Services

The program contracts with two main providers, Springfield Urban League, and Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine, to provide service to youth and families. The service plan is developed based on the YASI assessment, in collaboration with the youth and families. The service plan is reviewed on a bi-monthly basis to ensure services are meeting the needs of youth and their families.

Southern Illinois School of Medicine provides community health care workers that assist in navigating medical, mental health, and other resources/services. They also provide services for youth and their families that have experienced acute, chronic, and complex trauma issues.

Springfield Urban League provides assessment services, mentoring services, educational services, health initiatives, and workforce and economic empowerment services to the participants and their families.

The client care coordinator coordinates services referral as needed to the following service areas:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Inpatient and outpatient drug/alcohol treatment
  • Psychological treatment (including medication monitoring)
  • Outpatient mental health services
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Anger management services
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community service and service learning
  • Educational advocacy/tutoring/homework assistance
  • Life skills education and mentoring services
  • Job training and college readiness
  • Services to treat victims of sex offenses
  • Domestic violence services for victims and offenders
  • Gender specific programming

End of program

Once a youth successfully completes all requirements of the service plan, they graduate from the Redeploy Program. The Juvenile Justice Committee may recommend to the court that the youth be discharged early from probation. Services are available upon completion of Redeploy, if needed. The case manager attempts to contact and meet with clients six- and twelve-months post-discharge to check in and ensure long-term success.

Contact: Trisha Welsh, Administrative Support Supervisor at Trisha.Welsh@sangamonil.gov

The 20th  Judicial Circuit Redeploy program is operated by St. Clair County Mental Health Board and operates through a lead agency program model led by Children’s Home & Aid, an agency that has provided services for youth in southern Illinois for over 130 years. The site is partnered with the Probation Departments in Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington Counties, and the Juvenile Court in each jurisdiction. It also partners with the St. Clair County Juvenile Justice Council and the St. Clair County Youth Coalition.

Referral

Referrals to the program are received directly from Juvenile Court and the Probation Department and all youth considered by the Juvenile Court for placement in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) are referred to Redeploy for an assessment. Upon referral, a comprehensive narrative assessment is complete by the program’s Juvenile Justice Specialist to identify areas of strength, need and determine eligibility for the program.

Services

When a youth is accepted into the program, the Juvenile Justice Specialists will provide intensive case management services based on individual and family needs identified during the assessment phase utilizing a Wraparound Model for case management. This model brings individuals from each youth’s various life domains together in the development of goals, interventions, and progress review. Participants can include family, teachers, probation officers, or any other concerned party. The model focuses on family engagement and youth and family strengths. A Wraparound Plan is developed with each youth and family. The JJS’s meet with youth weekly and in sessions work on the goals developed in the Wraparound Plan. These sessions are conducted to assist youth in developing consequential thinking and problem-solving skills as well as emotional regulation, identifying anger triggers and building coping skills.

Services include:

  • Wraparound Case Management
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Legal advocacy
  • Educational services
  • Employment skills
  • Positive Youth Development activities
  • A Youth Advisory Board is utilized to ensure that youth have a voice and input regarding the components of the program.

The Juvenile Justice Specialists link program youth to additional services as necessary:

  • Psychological evaluations (Jewell Psychological Services)
  • Sex Offender evaluation and treatment (Choices Counseling)
  • Education services and advocacy (Equip for Equality)

It should be noted that a key component is ensuring that all services provided to Redeploy youth and their families are through a trauma informed approach utilizing the Attunement, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework. All assessments, Wraparound Plans, case management, and aftercare are conducted from a trauma informed perspective. All program staff have been trained to meet the needs of LGBTQIA youth as approved and certified by the Human Rights Campaign. CH&A is highly committed to ensuring that staff have training opportunities to develop a wide range of competencies regarding youth and family issues and service delivery methods. All CH&A staff are given the opportunity to develop core competencies to ensure that they are aligned with the agency’s mission and community needs. Internal trainings focus on change orientation, client focus/collaborative advocate, develop self as a high effective change agent, drive for results, demonstrate empathy and positive regard for others, high performance teaming, finding solutions and being impact driven.

Racial and ethnic disparities are paramount in the work that we do with youth, families, and in the communities we serve. We believe that as an agency we have a collective and individual responsibility to create an inclusive community where differences are celebrated, and respected, valued, and where all people have equitable opportunities. Client voice is so critical in addressing what is needed to inform services to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. This occurs through the Redeploy Youth Advisory Board and in client satisfaction surveys.

Contact: Jamie Ellison, Redeploy Program Manager at Jellison@childrenshomeandaid.org

The Winnebago County Redeploy Illinois program is operated by the Winnebago County Department of Court Services through a lead agency program model, led by Youth Services Network (YSN).  The Winnebago County Juvenile Redeploy Illinois program exists as a partnership among court, probation, and community service providers.

Referral

Referrals can be made from the court, the state’s attorney, or probation. A Juvenile Probation Officer completes an initial Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) to determine eligibility. A youth must score high or moderate and be at least 13 years old to be eligible for services. Once eligibility is confirmed by a probation officer, youth are referred to YSN.

Services

YSN creates an individualized service plan in collaboration with the youth, based on the YASI assessment. YSN provides case management and programming services for the program. The program uses a level system to build in opportunities to praise progress towards goals. Communication between Winnebago County Redeploy Illinois team members occurs weekly and meetings are held monthly to discuss the progress of individual youth.

Services include:

  • Educational services
  • Legal advocacy
  • Trauma services
  • Parental engagement
  • Anger management services
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Employment services
  • Individual coaching
  • Mental health services
  • Mentoring services
  • Family counseling
  • Recreational and wellness activities
  • Life skills education

The program contracts with Equip for Equality for legal advice, representation, and technical assistance to ensure youth receive appropriate special education services. YSN staff link youth to additional services providers for substance use services and psychiatric care as appropriate.

End of Program

Youth complete the Redeploy program when they meet the goals of the case plan.

Contact: Jared Johannsen, Juvenile Justice Coordinator at JJohannsen@17thcircuit.illinoiscourts.gov