WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Five people graduated from the Winnebago County Therapeutic Intervention Program on Wednesday afternoon.
The intensive program is designed to help people who have gone through the criminal justice system due to behavioral and mental health issues.
Justice professionals work with clinical specialists to stabilize the participants, help them grow and give them the chance to be contributing members of society.
"To criminalize their behavior by dismissing their charges or vacating convictions is critical to humanizing the whole court process and doing the right thing by people," said Janet Holmgren, Presiding Judge of Juvenile and Problem-Solving Courts. "Each of [the graduates] were very successful in completing the program."
Wednesday marks the 26th graduation for the county's tip court.