Mental Health Court (MHC)
The Mental Health Court (MHC) is designed to have both intense accountability and encouragement by a team made up of a Judge, therapeutic court coordinator, prosecutor, defense attorney, case manager, probation officer, treatment agency and law enforcement officers who specifically work with the MHC participants.
The team works collaboratively to monitor, supervise and guide each participant. Based on their participation, we may be able to provide assistance with stable, clean and sober housing, education, employment, transportation and mental health concerns – they will not be alone in their recovery.
The Mission of Pierce County District Court's Mental Health Court (MHC) is to engage, support and facilitate the sustained stability of individuals with mental health disorders within the criminal justice system while reducing recidivism and increasing public safety.
- Promote public safety
- Reduce criminal recidivism by promoting assessment, education and treatment
- Monitor treatment compliance through frequent court contact and supervision
- Engage and retain mentally ill offenders in appropriate treatment resources
- Require strict accountability
Honorable Kevin McCann
Pierce County Alliance (PCA)