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Mental Health Transition Center

The Cook County Sheriff’s MHTC develops a community support system for individuals with substance abuse and/or clinical mental health disorders.

Individual and group therapy with cognitive behavioral interventions focus on cognitive restructuring that address participant’s thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs.


  • strengthens participant’s community transition and long-term recovery plan
  • aims to reduce recidivism
  • eliminates criminal thought patterns
  • equips participants with social coping strategies like thinking before acting
  • offers mental health and substance abuse treatment, vocational skills training, and educational services
  • teaches resume writing, professional and social networking, and job interviewing

The Community Van is available to MHTC alumni who need transportation to and from job interviews, doctor appointments, and/or court by calling Sharon Latiker at 773-674-8436.