Mental Health Court

Overview

Mental Health Court is a voluntary program that couples the authority of the judicial system with the resources of the community to address the needs of the mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system. Services provided will include:

  • Treatment
  • Medication monitoring
  • Housing
  • Other support services
  • Intensive case supervision

Overview

DWI Court was created in collaboration with the Ramsey County District Court.

Goal

The goal of DWI Court is to enhance public safety by holding repeat DWI offenders accountable using:

  • Technology
  • Judicial supervision
  • Treat Case management
  • Supplemental services

Participants

Eligible participants must:

  • Accept responsibility for their criminal behavior
  • Agree to complete community service hours within the community harmed by their criminal activity

A participant is active in DWI Court for at least 24 months and the program can accept approximately 60 participants. Participants make regular court appearances and participate in a substance abuse treatment program, attend a MADD victim-impact panel and are involved in intense court supervision. Individual case management is the foundation of the supervision component and requires intensive attentions to offender needs.