MENTAL HEALTH COURTS:

BJS/JRSA 2005
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Brief History of Mental Health Courts

MHCts: Common Features

Characteristics of MHCts

Evolution of MHCts - 1

Evolution of MHCts - 2

Findings 1: Broward MHCt

Findings 2: King Co. MHCt

Findings 3: Santa Barbara MHCt

Existing Studiesí Limitations

Challenges to More Rigorous Studies

Concerns About MHCts

Suggested Readings