Mission Statement

Established in 1992, the CSP program provides independent medication reviews of all psychotropic medication consent requests for youth in care of the state of Illinois. Our goal is to improve the safety and effectiveness of pharmacotherapy using evidence-based research to inform our consultation to the DCFS Psychotropic medication consent process. We strive to deliver comprehensive, responsive service for youth in care in partnership with DCFS, providers and their caretakers.



  • Advocacy through research and individualized consultation
  • Integrity through personal and professional accountability
  • Compassion guides our daily work
  • Equity through oversight of safe psychotropic medication practice
  • Efficiency by providing an accurate and systematic psychotropic consent process

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