Lake County, Illinois

Summary

Lake County is located in northeastern Illinois and is the state’s third-most-populous county. Through the Innovation Fund, Lake County will provide culturally competent intensive case management services to 30 high utilizers of the jail through its Jail Diversion Case Management Program. This diversion program seeks to avert rearrest and reincarceration of this population by fostering successful reentry. The long-term goal is to enhance community-wide services and treat mental health issues before they result in tragic situations, including incarceration, unemployment, homelessness, poverty, and suicide.  

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