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Behavioral Health and the State Courts

Behavioral Health and the State Courts

National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts' Response to Mental Illness

Led by an Executive Committee, joined by 40 additional judges, court, and behavioral health experts, and funded by the State Justice Institute, the Task Force spent two years developing tools, resources, best practices, and policy recommendations for the state courts to help in their efforts to effectively respond to the needs of court-involved individuals with serious mental illness. Over 100 informational publications were produced, in addition to an eLearning series, webinars, and podcasts. This work culminated in the Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations, released at the Task Force press conference event on October 25, 2022.


Oct 25, 2022 Task Force Event: Examining Mental Health & the Courts: A Discussion with National Experts

Behavioral Health Resource Hub

"The Hub" is a repository of continually updated resource links and information highlighting best practices to help courts and communities provide effective responses to and support for individuals with mental health and co-occurring needs.

State Resources and Publications

How are states addressing mental illness and behavioral health in their courts?

Important Links

Where can you find additional information on behavioral health-related projects, organizations, and agencies?