Kendall County Courthouse

Kendall County Courthouse (Kendall County photo)

Kendall County has received approval for a new court program. Problem Solving Court Coordinator Melissa Moore says mental health court will focus on treatment instead of incarceration.

The Kendall County Mental Health Court will also have a Veterans Treatment Court track. Moore says individuals can be referred to program by attorneys, judges, or prosecutors. Those eligible will be screened with the presiding judge having the final say. Moore anticipates taking on participants in the next few weeks.

Kendall County already has a drug court program that functions in a similar way.