The GAINS Center has developed a comprehensive database to identify the existing mental health courts in the United States. As a living document, the information included in the database will be updated as needed. It includes: the location of each mental health court, the year established, target participants (e.g. felony, misdemeanor, violent/non), approximate annual enrollments (or total enrollments), and necessary contact information.
Juvenile Mental Health Courts (JMHCs) provide case management and support to youth in the juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs. These courts focus on treatment and rehabilitation, and help to divert youth from juvenile detention facilities to community-based services in their local systems of care. Policy Research Associates (PRA), which also operates SAMHSA’s GAINS Center, conducted a National Survey of U.S. Juvenile Mental Health Courts.This map is a product of a larger National Institute of Justice-funded exit disclaimer icon project intended to assess the effectiveness of juvenile mental health courts as a public safety strategy. Additional reports and information available under this link.