Behavioral Health, Court, Criminal Legal, Mental Health Court, Technical Assistance
GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation (GAINS)

The GAINS (Gathering, Analyzing, and Integrating National Data Systems) Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is a national technical assistance center funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). GAINS provides support to communities to help them better identify and respond to the needs of individuals with mental illnesses or substance use disorders who are involved with the justice system. One of GAINS resources is the Adult Mental Health Treatment Court Locator, which is a database that allows users to search for adult mental health treatment courts by location. The database provides information on court contacts, eligibility criteria, and other relevant details.

Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Consulting, Court, Education & Training, Mental Health Court, Research, Resources, Technical Assistance
National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is a non-profit organization that provides research, education, and consulting services to improve the administration of justice in the United States and around the world. Through its Resource Search feature, the NCSC provides users with access to a wealth of information and resources related to mental health courts, including research studies, publications, training materials, and best practice guidelines. The NCSC also supports the development and implementation of mental health courts by providing technical assistance and resources to court professionals and stakeholders. Overall, the NCSC plays a key role in promoting the effective use of mental health courts as a way to address the intersection of mental illness and the criminal justice system.

Court, Diversion Court, Drug Courts, Mental Health Court, Research, Veterans Court
Problem Solving Courts

Problem Solving Courts are specialized courts in the United States designed to address the underlying causes of criminal behavior and reduce recidivism. These courts offer alternatives to traditional criminal justice proceedings, focusing on treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for defendants struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. The Problem Solving Courts website provided by the Colorado State Courts provides information about the various types of Problem Solving Courts, including Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Mental Health Courts, and Veterans Courts. The site includes resources for participants, family members, and service providers, as well as data and research on the effectiveness of Problem Solving Courts in reducing recidivism and promoting recovery.

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San Diego County
Behavioral Health, Court, Criminal Legal, Mental Health Court
San Diego Behavioral Health Court

The San Diego Behavioral Health Court is a collaborative mental health court that works to provide judicial supervision and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, have been charged with a crime, and are at risk of being incarcerated. The court aims to provide mental health services and support to individuals as an alternative to incarceration, promoting recovery, and helping individuals return to society as productive citizens. The program involves collaboration between the courts, mental health professionals, and local government agencies to provide a comprehensive support system that addresses the mental health needs of individuals and promotes community safety. The court operates within the framework of the San Diego Superior Court system.

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