Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

Mendocino County Behavioral Health Court 

06-18-2018 12:32

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds were used in Mendocino County to develop a Behavioral Health Court (BHC) for adults in the criminal justice system. The goal of the BHC is to enhance public safety and reduce recidivism among criminal defendants with serious mental illnesses by connecting them to community treatment and ongoing court supervision. The BHC is a collaborative effort of the Ukiah and Fort Bragg Courts; the Mendocino County District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s Offices; the County Social Services Department; local law enforcement agencies; and other community organizations involved in behavioral health treatment and advocacy.

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): Mendocino County Ten Mile Court creates new behavioral health program (Ukiah Daily Journal, 2015)


Keywords

Mental Health; Mental Illness; Diversion; Courts; Judicial; Judiciary

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