Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum is a free online multimedia curriculum for individuals and teams seeking to start, maintain, or just learn about mental health courts. Developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, it is the first single resource with the information teams need to translate current research on mental health courts into program design and operation.

Developing a Mental Health Court is useful for many practitioners, including:

  • Judges
  • Probation, pretrial, and law enforcement officers
  • Prosecutors and defense attorneys
  • Court managers
  • State judicial educators
  • Mental health and substance use treatment providers and administrators
  • Case managers
  • and many others!

The curriculum includes online presentations and quizzes, as well as live group activities. Its flexible components can be adapted for diverse audiences and training needs.

What's in the curriculum?
Click here  to view the curriculum's learning objectives.

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Judge Stephen Goss of Dougherty Superior Court in Albany, Georgia, presents at a training for Georgia mental health courts organized with support from the CSG Justice Center and featuring material from Developing a Mental Health Court.

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