The Mental Health Court Program is limited to residents of Delaware County who are 18 or older. In order to participate in the Mental Health Court Program the person must have a serious mental illness (SMI) diagnosis (schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychoses NOS, borderline personality disorder) that contributed to the criminal behavior. Persons with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorder) will be evaluated for Mental Health Court Program if they meet the criteria for serious mental illness. The Court prefers to address non-violent offenses but other crimes will be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis.
Mental Health Speciality Court Forms: