Admissions Process

Admmission into the Forensics Program

Once convicted, contact information is provided through the court or probation officer. When you contact our Intake Department, you will be scheduled for an assessment and be provided with the name of the person who will conduct your assessment.


Description of Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services

The goal of Adult Services is to preserve and promote the emotional well-being of  Will County residents who are experiencing mental illness. Clients receive an array of services that may include:

Eligibility for Services

Who is Eligible

Adults age 18 and older having a mental illness and/or a history of a serious mental illness, which can be appropriately and safely served in a community-based outpatient setting.

Admissions Process

Description of the Admissions Process

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521 (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday).

Populations Served in the Forensics Program

Who is Eligible for Services

The Forensic Program serves individuals referred by the criminal justice system, who have been adjudicated in accordance with one or more of the four specialized treatment fields, are presumed to pose a risk for future reoffending, and are in need of specialized assessment and/or treatment to address the basis for offending.

Forensic Program Goals

Treatment Goals for Clients

The program does not advocate cures. Management of abusive and criminal behavior is a life-long task. Treatment focuses on assisting the individual to accept responsibility, institute change, and manage criminal thoughts, attitudes, and behavior, over a lifetime.
Addictions Program

Addictions Program

Safe communities are concerned with the welfare of all of its residents, including those whose behavior is abusive and illegal.

Addictions Program Services

Assessment and Treatment

Assessment - Clients are assigned a counselor who completes the intake and assessment process and develops an individualized treatment plan. 

Initial needs evaluation
  • Substance Abuse Assessment Bio-psycho-social History)
  • Admission criteria met and confirmed by physician

Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

The PATH Program serves those adults who may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and whom have a severe mental illness.

Preadmission Screening

Preadmission Screening

24 Hour State Mandated Pre-Admission Screening

This service is for the use of professional medical/mental health staff only at the facilities listed below. Preadmission screening for state hospital admission of severely mental ill adults is mandated by the State of Illinois. Candidates for admission must be subject to involuntary admission, have a valid petition and certificate for involuntary commitment completed, be medically cleared and have no funding source available (Such as medical insurance, Medicare or Medicaid). When appropriately requested, mandated 24 hour/day ADULT pre-admission screening services for state mental health hospital admissions are completed on site by Will County at Silver Cross Hospital and Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.

A petition for involuntary commitment (MHDD 5) may be completed by any adult citizen. This form requests that the person named in the petition by transported to a mental health facility for a mental health assessment. It does not mandate the transport or assessment. However, police, fire/rescue or hospital medical personnel may act upon this request. To make the request mandatory a mental health professional who is qualified or a medical doctor must complete a certificate for examination (MHDD 6). 

Programs & Services