Dupage United: System Works Against the Mentally Ill in IL Prisons

Dupage United, Mental Health, safety, Rehabilitation

Dupage United: System Works Against the Mentally Ill in IL Prisons

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
State Journal Register

By The Rev. Michael Solberg and Amy Lawless Ayala

One of the many sayings of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley went something like this: "It is easy to criticize, to find fault. But where are your programs? Where are your ideas?"

We who work with the citizens' organizations affiliated with Metro Industrial Areas Foundation in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane counties have taken this challenge to heart when it comes to the related issues of mental health and incarceration in Illinois. This is an issue that affects every town, county and region in Illinois....