The Support Services Teams (SST) began receiving referrals on August 16, 2010. In the subsequent two years through August 26, 2012, 666 referrals were made to the SSTs. The referrals and closures during this time period are shown by Team below:

Team Referrals, Closures and Active 8/16/2010 through 8/26/2012

Name of Team Referrals Closures Active
Rockford 125 92 33
Chicago 123 74 49
New Lenox 132 74 58
Peoria 116 73 43
Springfield* 80 72 8
Carbondale* 90 81 9
TOTAL 666 466 200

*Effective July 1, 2012, the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network (ICPN) began to provide SST coverage in Regions 4 and 5 (central and southern Illinois). The ICPN is operated by Trinity Services, Inc., and the Hope Institute for Children and Families. Active referrals were transferred to ICPN on July 1. Due to transition activities, there was a reduction in referrals for the Springfield and Carbondale teams in June and July.

Closures are made after services are provided, the person's behavior or medical needs are less frequent or less severe, and the provider or family has new skills, behavior plans or clinical services to help.

Of the 331 persons referred to SST during FY12 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012):

  • 66% were male and 34% were female.
  • The majority were in a CILA (56%), with 27% at family home (not receiving residential supports), and 12% in an ICFDD. There were a few persons in other settings, such as child group home, community living facility, and nursing facility.
  • The most common of the 14 reasons for referral was physical aggression (76%). Other common reasons were: verbal aggression (49%); property destruction (47%); other behavioral concerns (43%); and self abuse (41%). Although medical concerns were included in reasons for referral for 21% of the persons referred; 2% of the persons referred were for medical reasons alone.
  • The 238 persons who were receiving residential supports were from 142 different providers.
  • Most people referred (42%) were in the 25-44 age category, with 31% being in the 18-24 age category, and 14% in the 45 to 64 age range. Ten percent of the referrals were for children younger than 18 and 2% were 65 or older.