Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Hon. Charles S. Beach, II, Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit Court The Hon. Charles S. Beach II is an associate judge of the Pretrial Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He was appointed to the bench in 2018 by the Illinois Circuit Court and re-elected in 2018.Before pursuing a legal career, Beach graduated with a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1992. He then went on to earn his J.D. in 1996 from DePaul University College of Law. After earning his law degree, Beach worked as an assistant public defender for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. Before taking the bench seat, Beach worked as an attorney in private practice for 13 years, specializing in DUI and Traffic law.In addition to his services to the court, Beach is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Women's Criminal Defense Bar, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the LAGBAC. He is also a founding member of the Chicago Bar Association Pro Bono Statutory Summary Suspension Program and served as chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Committee Dan Hunt, Assistant Director, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Services Division Dan currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) – Probation Services Division. Prior to AOIC he served as the Director of Probation and Court Services in Peoria County. He started his career in Court Services in 2005 in Tazewell County as an Intensive Probation Officer. Dan has a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois. He served as the Chair of the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board, a member of the Illinois Judicial College, and a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices and a member of the Illinois Judicial Conference. Richard J. Krajewski, M.A., L.C.P.C., DUI Evaluation Program Supervisor, DuPage County Probation & Court Services Department Richard J. Krajewski earned his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire in 1997. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (2001-present). For the last 21 years he has been employed by the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County Probation & Court Services Department. He has worked with DUI offenders since 2001 and has supervised the DUI Evaluation program for DuPage County since 2008. Prior to his work with the DUI Evaluation Unit, Mr. Krajewski provided Multi-Systemic Therapy for DuPage County’s Juvenile Probation Department, and he was also employed by Linden Oaks Hospital. Elizabeth Thielen, LPC, PCGC, Senior Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services Elizabeth Thielen is the Senior Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services at Nicasa Behavioral Health Services with over 20 years in the substance abuse field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC). Elizabeth is passionate about increasing awareness of gambling disorder in the community and among helping professionals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, recently completing a term as President, and she represents Nicasa Behavioral Health Services on the Illinois Alliance on Problem Gambling. Elizabeth is also an adjunct faculty at the College of Lake County where she teaches about Process Addictions. As a former, amateur athlete, Elizabeth is committed to helping athletes avoid disordered gambling as the state of Illinois has recently implemented legalized sports betting. Hon. Alicia Washington, Associate Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit Alicia Washington was appointed as an Associate Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in January, 2016. Judge Washington currently presides in Traffic Court at the Peoria County Courthouse.Alicia was an attorney for the Janssen Law Center. Her areas of concentration included personal injury cases and worker's compensation claims. She protected the rights of injured victims. A Peoria native, Alicia was an avid advocate for clients who were facing life-changing challenges. She began her legal career at Prairie State Legal Services in the Peoria office.Alicia is a proud Peoria High School graduate. Washington earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in business administration, a Master's degree in leadership in human service administration from Bradley University, and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University.Among her accomplishments, Washington graduated with distinction from Bradley University with a Masters in Leadership in Human Service Administration. She is a recipient of Peoria's 40 under 40; declared a rising star in Illinois Super Lawyers 2012; she was recognized in the Peoria Magazines InterBusiness Issues as one of the Women of Influence.She served as a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the NBA Association, and has also served on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism since 2017.