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Behavioral Health Court


The First Judicial District Behavioral Health Court (BHC) promotes public safety by holding justice-involved individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses accountable for their behavior while providing treatment and support through a team-based approach and frequent judicial monitoring.    We recognize every participant as an individual who must be treated with respect and dignity to promote positive and productive life changes.  We strive to identify and treat mental health and/or substance abuse issues that contribute to criminal justice involvement by coordinating and collaborating with community-based services and criminal justice agencies. 


Program Goals:

  1. Improve treatment access, engagement and completion.
  2. Increase public safety and reduce recidivism rates.
  3. Improve behavioral health and wellness outcomes.  
  4. Enhance overall life satisfaction and stability.
  5. Improve system effectiveness and efficiency.


For more information, please contact the Problem-Solving Court Coordinators, Russell Marsitto or Brigitte Smith:  

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