Course Detail: PRS2 - Expanding Alternatives to Prison for Non-Violent Crimes - 3 CEUs Available

Nationally and in Illinois, there has been significant work to expand problem-solving courts as an alternative to incarcerating individuals in correctional facilities for non-violent crimes. Research shows that once individuals enter prison, they find themselves in a revolving door and lifetime in the criminal justice system. More than 3,000 Problem Solving Courts are established, aiming to reduce sentencing to prison. Instead, these highly specialized courts provide an alternative treatment for individuals assessed with behavioral health disorders while maintaining public safety. The court-supervised program requires participation in evidenced-based treatment and an array of community services. They promote positive outcomes that have proven to reduce recidivism.

Specific learning objectives:


1.       Acquire knowledge of the history and development of  problem solving-treatment courts

2.       Learn about the various types of problem solving courts (PSC's)

3.       Increase awareness of the current movement to expand PSC's in Illinois through planning and implementation initiatives.

4.       Gain an understanding of the key, foundational elements of PSC treatment programs.

5.       Examine the effectiveness and outcomes of problem solving courts.

SIUE is an approved CEU provider by the State of Illinoisfor social work continuing education. If you are licensed/certified in anyother state or province, please refer to the regulations in that state orprovince or the national board requirements to determine whether this willqualify for CEU credits.

 Session Information: CFU22-PRS2-02X

Schedule: This is online and self-paced at the individual's convenience.
Times: 09:00am-09:00pm CST
Registration Fee : $30.00


You will receive an email with a link to the recording of this training. After completion of the training please email to request surveys. A post test survey along with the Evaluation survey and the Proof of Attendance survey will be emailed. Once all surveys are completed and documents verified a certificate will be sent via email.

Facility Detail

Box 1084
Edwardsville, IL 62026