Chicago Police Department Kicks Off Two-Day Mental Health Summit; 'We Are Here To End Officer Suicides'
Dad Charged In Sons' Drownings Can Get Treatment In CustodyA judge says the father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river can get mental health and drug treatment while in custody, rather than be released to participate in a drug treatment program.
Chicago Police Report Vows More Training For OfficersThe Chicago Police Department promises better training for officers to respond to emergency calls for people with acute mental health problems.
Serial Stowaway Ruled Unfit To Stand Trial; Will Undergo Mental TreatmentMarilyn Hartman has been held at the Cook County Jail since Jan. 28, after her latest arrest for trespassing at O’Hare International Airport.
Cook County To Expand Mental Health Treatment, Open Triage CenterCook County has announced a plan to expand its mental health services, including a new triage center to ease crowding at Cook County Jail, and hoping to fill a void in behavioral health treatment after years of budget cuts and closures.
Dart: Jail Population Will Increase If Rauner Cuts Mental Health TreatmentCook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail.
Woman Arrested 396 Times Sentenced To Mental Health And Substance Abuse TreatmentAn Uptown woman who has been arrested 396 times meekly offered her gratitude and apologies to a Cook County judge Monday as she took a plea deal that will send her to a mental health and substance abuse treatment program.