Research Project

Williams Consent Decree Implementation Evaluation

Principal Investigator
Hairston, Creasie Finney
Research Area(s)
Research & Sponsored Projects
Funding Source
Illinois Division of Mental Health


The Illinois Division of Mental Health (DMH) has contracted with the Jane Addams College of Social Work to assist with the evaluation of the implementation of the Williams Consent Decree. The purpose of the contract is to allow the College to work with DMH to conduct services and evaluation research to determine the impact of the Williams Consent Decree Implementation Plan. Specifically, JACSW will work with DMH to design multiple evaluation studies to answer specific questions identified or agreed upon by DMH that are related to the implementation of the Consent Decree as well as the outcomes associated with the implementation.