The Mental Health Court for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit operates as division of Superior Court, Magistrate Court, and Probate Court to divert non-violent offenders out of traditional criminal justice track to address mental health issues.
Mental Health Court seeks to:
- Reduce length confinement quickly and relieve jail overcrowding
- Improve public safety by monitoring stability of participants
- Improve quality of life and success by collaborating with mental health provider
- Form collaborative between criminal justice and mental health providers