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Jefferson County Mental Health Court.  Hears Adult Mental Health Involuntary Commitment Cases.  


Anchorage Mental Health Court .  Coordinated Resources Project (CCRP). Established July 1998. 

Palmer District Court (CCRP). Established 2004 to address the unique needs of misdemeanor offenders with mental health disorders.


Maricopa County Mental Health Court. Superior Court of Maricopa County.  Established in 2002.

Pima County Mental Health Court.  Tucson City Court. 

Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Mental Health. Camp Verde Arizona.


Butte County Superior Court Butte Mental Health Court established September 2001. 

Humboldt County Superior Court Humboldt Mental Health Court established in 2000.  

Los Angeles Mental Health Court .  Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Court Program.

Los Angeles County Juvenile Court – Mental Health Unit.  Established in 2001.  

Mendocino County Superior Court Mendocino County Mental Health Court established in 2000.

Monterey County Superior Court Monterey County Mental Health Court established in 2001.

Orange County Dual Diagnosis Court.  Orange County Superior Court .  Established in October 2002.

Placer County Superior Court .     Placer County Mental Health Court. 

San Bernardino County Superior Court San Bernardino Treatment Court established in Jan. 2001.

San Francisco Co. Superior Court San Francisco Co. Mental Health Court established Jan. 2003. 

San Joaquin Co. Superior Court San Joaquin County Mental Health Court established July 2001.  

Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court Santa Barbara Co. Mental Health Court established July 1999. 

Santa Clara County Juvenile Delinquency Mental Health Court   --Court for the Individualized Treatment of Adolescents.  Established February 14, 2001. 

Santa Clara County Superior Court Santa Clara Mental Health Court established September 1999. 

Solano County Superior Court Solano County Mental Health Court established January 2001. 

Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma .  Established in 1998.  

Mental Health Courts.  California Courts: Programs: Collaborative Justice.


Alachua County Mental Health Court .  Established November 2001. 

Brevard County Mental Health Court Established January 2003. 

Nassau County Mental Health Court.
Established 2008. 

Okaloosa County Mental Health Court. Established March 2003.

Osceola County Mental Health Court.  Established in 2000.  

Mental Health: Transforming Florida's Mental Health System. 2007. A lengthy overview of mental health initiatives in Florida. 


Dekalb County Jail Diversion Treatment Court Program .  Established May 2001.

Georgia Accountability Courts.  A map of the locations of accountability courts, including Mental Health Courts, whether they are operational or in the planning phase.


Daranciang, Nelson. "3 Finish Mental Health Court." Honolulu Star Bulletin, February 20, 2008.

Barayuga, Debra
. “Advocates Laud Plans for Mental Health Court.” Honolulu Star Bulletin, Monday February 10, 2003.


Bonneville County Mental Health Court . Established August 2002.

Idaho Drug Court/Mental Health Court web site. Here you will find information about the drug/mental health courts of Idaho’s seven judicial districts, resources to assist those who manage and staff Idaho drug/mental health courts, and links to a wealth of additional web-based information.


Woodbury County Iowa. Woodbury County Social Services Department.


Hamilton County Mental Health Court.  Established in 2002.

Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government. Jefferson District Court.

Northern Kentucky Regional Mental Health Court. Establishing a regional mental health court servicing Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties is one step towards alleviating jail overcrowding in all three counties.

Mental Health Enhanced Supervision Project.  Jefferson County.  Mental Health Consensus Project.


Orleans District Mental Health Court. Established December 2003 as part of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.


Baltimore City Mental Health Court.  Established April 2003. This brochure contains contact, background, eligibility and purpose information regarding the Baltimore City Mental Health Court.

Mental Health Courts.  Office of Problem Solving Courts, Maryland Judiciary.


Hennepin County Mental Health Court Established in 2003. Mental Health has the obligation of committing persons to treatment centers with the allegation of Mental Illness, Mental Retardation, Chemical Dependency, Psychopathic Personality and referrals from Criminal Court.

The Ramsey County Mental Health Court (RCMHC) has been operational since May 2005 and developed based on the national problem-solving court model.  The RCMHC was created when it became increasingly clear that persons with mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders were in need of more specialized and individualized jurisprudential approaches.   The RCMHC directs eligible defendants with mental health disorders from the criminal justice system to community-based mental health, substance abuse and support services.  The RCMHC is currently funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Adult Mental Health Division through June 30, 2015.


Boone County Mental Health Court 13th Judicial Circuit Court.  Established April 2003.

City of St. Louis Mental Health Court St. Louis Municipal Court. Established in 2001.

Greene County Mental Health Court—CRISP COURT (Court Reporting Intensive Supervision Program). 31st Judicial Circuit.  Established March 2001.

St. Louis County Municipal Court 21st Judicial Circuit.  Established October 2001.  

Missouri Mental Health Courts .  Missouri Judiciary.  States that Mental Health Courts in Missouri (as of April 2003) are operating in St. Louis City Municipal Court, Jackson County, St. Louis County, Greene County, and Boone County.


Clark County Mental Health Court .  8th Judicial District Court.  Established December 2003. 

Washoe County Mental Health Court .  Second Judicial District Court.  Established November 2001.     

New Hampshire

Probate Courts. New Hampshire Judicial Branch.

News Press Release . Four State locations now offering Mental Health Courts.
Order Approving Mental Health Court Pilot Program Rules. Effective January 1, 2003

New Mexico

New York

Mental Health Courts. A listing of all Mental Health Courts in New York.

Bronx TASC Mental Health Court Diversion Service. Brochure. Established 2002.

Brooklyn Mental Health Court.  Kings County Supreme Court.  Established March 2002. 

Buffalo City Mental Health Court.  Buffalo City Court.  Established December 2002.

Ithaca Drug Court.  Established January 1998.  Eligibility is mental illness and chemical abuser. 

Monroe County Mental Health Court.  Established January 2003.

Niagara Falls Mental Health Court.  Niagara Falls City Court, Niagara Falls County Court.  Established February 2002.

North Carolina

Orange County Community Resource Court.  Established May 2000.


Akron Municipal Mental Health Court (Summit County).   Established in 2001. 

Athens County SAMI Court .   (Substance Abusing Mentally Ill Offenders) Athens City Municipal Court.  Established August 2003. 

Butler County SAMI Court .   Established Spring 2000. The link takes you to a brief description of the program.

Franklin County Mental Health/SAMI Court .  Established October 2003.  

Hamilton County .  Established March 2003. 

Mahoning County .  Established September 2003.  

Ohio Mental Health Courts and Programs .  This is a map that shows where mental health courts or programs are located within Ohio, organized by type of court such as municipal, juvenile or common pleas.



Clackamas County Mental Health Court. First such court in Oregon, established in November 2003.

Lane County Drug Court. Lane County, Oregon has employed its drug court to improve supervision of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders participating in the post-booking jail diversion program. For information visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Marion County Juvenile Drug Court (STAR Court). STAR Court, for Supervised Treatment and Recovery, is a strength-based program promoting integrated treatment for youths who have both substance abuse and mental health disorders.


Allegheny County Mental Health Court.  Established July 2001.

Erie County Mental Health Court. Established March 2002.

South Carolina

Charleston County Mental Health Court. Established January 2003.

Greenville County Mental Health Court. This is an order establishing the Mental Health Court Pilot Program in Greenville. This order extends the program till December 21, 2008.

Richland County Mental Health Court.



Tarrant County Mental Health Court Diversion Program. The Mental Health Court Diversion Program is a pre-trial post-booking diversion program for the mentally impaired participants.


Third District Coordination of Care Court. The Third District Coordination of Care Court is engaged in a collaborative project, along with its partners, to maintain a mental health court specific to juvenile offenders who have a diagnosable mental illness.


Norfolk Mental Health Court .  Established in 2004. 


Clark County Mental Health Court.  Established in 2000.  

King County, WA Mental Health Court.  Established February 17, 1999. 

Mental Health Court.  Municipal Court of Seattle. 

Spokane County District Court Mental Health Docket.  Established December 2002.

Thurston County Mental Health Court.  Established December 2005. 

West Virginia

West Virginia Mental Health Court.  Established August 2002.  Mental Health Consensus Project.