Our Story

Friends of Recovery, United (FOR U) was formed as a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in 2016.

Our mission is to provide opportunity by supporting the needs of participants in the Cook County Problem-Solving Courts. Our vision is to restore our community by strengthening the effectiveness and reach of the Cook County Problem-Solving Courts. We believe in providing hope through inclusiveness and opportunity for all.

Board of Directors

Michal Bramley

Retired Cook County Probation Officer

Natosha Cuyler Toller

Deputy Director, Judicial Inquiry Board

Susan Fasan

Retired Probation Administrator

Zach Feranec

Account manager and person in recovery

Layreese McGee

Drug Court Graduate, and licensed real estate agent

Michael Panichi

Vice-President, Platinum Pest Solutions

Hon. Thomas Panichi (ret.)

Retired Cook County Judge

Renee Thibault

Deputy Bureau Chief, Criminal Division, Cook County State’s Attorneys Office