Early Intervention for Children with Incarcerated Parents (EICIP)

EICIP provides comprehensive clinical services to children ages four through 17 who have at least one parent currently incarcerated or who has been recently (within the past six months) released from jail or prison. Whenever possible, services are delivered in the child's natural setting, generally in the home or school and to include (again, to the extent possible) the child's incarcerated parent. Family stability: environmental, financial, emotional and relational is the goal. EICIP is available in Madison and St. Clair counties.

Services include:

  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Community support
  • Consultation and evaluation by a psychiatrist (when needed)
  • Crisis services
  • Education classes for parents
  • Family counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling


Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS)

SASS is a program within the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Program in St. Clair and Bond Counties.

Services are available for children with a mental illness or emotional disorder and are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization and include:

  • Pre-admission screening
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Follow up services for 90 days
  • Psychiatric evaluation when necessary