State’s Attorney Glasgow and County Executive Walsh Announce $500,000 Federal Grant for Will County Drug Court
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and Will County Executive Larry Walsh announce that the Will County Drug Court has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The grant submission was a cooperative effort of the offices of the Will County State’s Attorney and the Will County Executive. State’s Attorney Glasgow spearheaded the creation of the Drug Court in the late 1990s, when he wrote the grant leading to its formation. Since its inception, 481 individuals have graduated from the program. Defendants in Will County Drug Court plead guilty up front, and criminal charges are dismissed if they complete the intensive program. Participants must remain drug free, submit to random drug tests, find work, follow through with treatment, and attend weekly counseling sessions. The Drug Court was Will County’s first Program Solving Court. Glasgow also has established three residential facilities to further assist Problem Solving Court participants on their paths to reentry. The Miller Taylor House and Julie Ann House offer temporary housing. The Connor Kelly Residence, which opened its doors earlier this year, provides longer-term transitional housing.