Mental Health Court Program
The Mental Health Court Program is a voluntary alternative
to the traditional court system. A defendant may be referred by his
or her attorney, but final acceptance is determined by the State Attorney's
Office. The defendant must have a qualifying diagnosis,
must have some correlation between the offense and the diagnosis and
agree voluntary to enter the program and participate in mental health treatment.
Once accepted, the defendant and mental health professionals develop
an intervention plan that must be approved by the court. Assistance and
treatment is coordinated throughout the plan and progress toward goals is
monitored closely. A defendant must attend regular court appearances and must
meet conditions of probation when applicable.
Link to Lee County Mental Health Court Program and Forms
Link to Charlotte County Mental Health Court Program and Forms
Link to Collier County Mental Health Court Program and Forms