Mental Illness Court Alternative Program (MICAP)
Drug Court / MICAP Program Manager: Jean Solon
The purpose of DuPage County Mental Illness Court Alternative Program (MICAP) is to redirect offenders who have a mental health diagnosis that was a contributing factor in the commission of the crime. MICAP provides a sentencing alternative with the focus on integrated treatment services diverting the offender from traditional prosecution.
Applicants who meet the criteria guidelines must be age 17 or above, a DuPage County resident, diagnosed with an Axis I major mental illness, and demonstrate a willingness to participate. Where appropriate, victim consent will be required. Applicants who have prior/current sex offenses, DUI charges and/or other crimes of violence will not be eligible for the MICAP program. For further clarification, please contact the MICAP Program Manager.
If the applicant meets the basic criteria, their attorney may file an application for MICAP. These forms are available in all criminal court rooms. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office will review the application and criminal history and if approved, the applicant will be referred for Intake and Assessment. This interview will be conducted by a DuPage County Mental Health Clinician and the assigned Probation Officer. If the applicant is found eligible, an acceptance order is entered by the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the defense attorney.
MICAP is a 12-36 month program, based on the nature of the offense, treatment needs, and compliance. Treatment Plans can include meeting with psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, and probation officers. Other individualized treatments can include specific disorder treatment, counseling, employment coaching and/or benefit application assistance.
Successful completion of MICAP can result in reduced or dismissed criminal charges.
Thank you for your interest in the DuPage County Court MICAP Program. Please contact Jean Solon, Drug Court/MICAP Program Manager with any questions at 630-407-8846.