Winnebago County Drug Court

Our Drug Court was established in 1996 to help rebuild the lives of individuals who are charged with felony offenses and suffer from underlying substance use disorder.  Drug Court represents the combined efforts of justice and treatment professionals in actively intervening and breaking the cycle of substance abuse, crime, delinquency, and child maltreatment.  Drug Court participants undergo an intensive regimen of substance abuse treatment, case management, drug testing, supervision and monitoring, and immediate sanctions and incentives while regularly reporting to scheduled court hearings before a Judge presiding in the Drug Court program.  The overall benefit to individuals recovering from substance abuse problems are immeasurable, including but not limited to improving relationships with their families, increased self-esteem, better health and heightened likelihood for employment and educational success. 

For questions regarding referrals, please contact Emily Behnke, Deputy Administrator of Problem-Solving Courts at 815-319-4805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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400 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101