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MENTAL HEALTH COURT

The Arizona Superior Court Mental Health Court is a post-adjudication program, specifically designed to work with individuals who have been formally diagnosed with a mental health disorder and have a felony charge or charges.  Whereas some states and counties utilize Mental Health Court as a diversion program, the Arizona Superior Mental Health Court is distinctly different.  Rather than a diversion, the Mental Health Court is a post-adjudication model.  This model focuses on working with individuals after they have been convicted of a felony charge and have received a sentence of probation. 

The Arizona Superior Court Mental Health Court was founded in July 2004 to better meet the needs of persons with a serious mental illness who are also charged with felonies. Mental Health Court maintains a caseload of up to 100 defendants being served by the collaborative efforts of criminal justice, court representatives, and behavioral health and law enforcement professionals.

MENTAL HEALTH COURT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF:

CODAC Behavioral Health Service
COPE Behavioral Health Services
Arizona Complete Health
Marana Health Center
Community Health Associates
La Frontera Behavioral Health Services
Pima County Superior Court
Pima County Adult Detention Center
Pima County Adult Probation Department
Pima County Attorney’s Office
Pima County Behavioral Health
Pima County Legal Defender’s Office
Pima County Public Defender’s Office


Javier Chon-Lopez (Div. 15)

Judge

(520) 724-3620