Judge Janet Holmgren (’85) is the new president of a state association that works to promote court programs designed for people with mental health issues, drug addiction and other special needs. Holmgren, who is the presiding judge of problem-solving courts for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Winnebago and Boone counties, was elected president of the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts. She was elected at the board’s annual retreat in November and will lead the association over the coming year.
Problem-solving courts in Illinois include drug and mental health courts, veterans court and DUI court. The association promotes problem-solving courts in the state by providing education, assistance, training and other professional development.