Juvenile Collaborative Court Models: Juvenile Mental Health Court
Source: Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
Mental health courts first emerged in the 1990s. In California, there are more than 40 mental health courts, including 11 juvenile mental health courts. Studies of mental health courts have shown promising results in several areas, including participants’ utilization of services, reduced recidivism, and cost savings to counties and states.