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:
- 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.
Be sure to visit the Using the Curriculum page first. Whether you’re using the curriculum or facilitating a training, this page will give you the information you need to get the most out of this curriculum.
If you need assistance, please let us know how we can help by contacting our staff below, and we will respond as promptly as possible. And if you would like to share your experiences using the curriculum, please fill out our quick online survey!