Winnebago County Mental Health Court

Our Therapeutic Intervention Program (TIP) was instituted in 2005 and is designed for adults with a serious mental illness who have been arrested for misdemeanor or felony offenses.  The goal is to decrease reoccurring arrest, decrease days in jail, and increase access and participation in services, so as to enhance public safety by reducing the likelihood that a person will reoffend.  TIP is strictly a voluntary program where participants receive wrap around services which include intensive case management services, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, trauma therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy while under rigorous judicial monitoring and accountability.

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


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