Kanakee Times covers court services committee review of specialty courts, including veterans treatment courts, upon mandate for certification issued by the Illinois Supreme Court. Veterans Treatment Courts, like all Specialty Courts, set forth often rather stringent parameters for the participants in diversionary programs.
Lhalie Castillo | Jul 21, 2016
Members of the Kankakee County Court Services Committee met Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Kankakee County Court Services Committee:
February 16, 2016
A motion to approve the monthly reports was made by Mr. Hildebrand, and seconded by Mr. Byrne. Motion carried with a voice vote.
Mr. Regas reviewed and discussed his report with the committee. He is gradually working on distributing the case load so that each of his assistants has between 40-50 felony cases.
Mr. Regas stated that he has ten assistants, and he encourages them to go out to the jail and see their clients every month. Each of the ten assistants has between 10 and 20 people in custody. This means about 100-200 visits to the jail, and any time you move inmates, you have to be careful. He would like to work something out with the Sheriff’s Department where they can reserve some times to go out there when the Sheriff’s Department is not so busy in order to reduce the risk to any security personnel and correctional officers.