Mental Health Diversion Court (MHDC)

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Who can use this service?

Qualified incarcerated individuals who meet the criteria outlined in Senate Bill No. 215 are granted pretrial mental health diversion.

Individuals who are interested in this pre-plea program should have their attorney request Mental Health Diversion (MHDC) at their court hearing. The court will request a screening for the program and a judge will make determination if an individual meets the criteria. 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year based on request. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.

Licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services.