Mental Health Court
The Washington County Mental Health Court is a post conviction Court program targeted toward non-violent offenders with mental health issues. This Court is a collaborative effort headed by Judge Jim Fun and a staffing team with representatives of the District Attorney's office, Community Corrections, the Sheriff's Office, Adult Mental Health Services for Washington County, members of the local defense bar, and various mental heath specialists. The goal of this court is to assist non-violent offenders who have been diagnosed with a mental illness successfully complete their parole or probation. There is a strong emphasis on connecting participants to mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment and completing all of the conditions of supervision including paying restitution, completing community service and engaging in positive activities such as work or school.
Mental Health Court is capable of handling between 20 and 30 defendants and we screen potential participants on an on-going basis.