Mental Health Courts Reauthorization On April 29, 2004 the Senate Judiciary Committee reported out of Committee S. 2107, a bill to reauthorize through 2009 federal funding of Mental Health Courts.
Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project is an unprecedented, national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system.
The Federal Mental Health Courts Program Congress passed America's Law Enforcement and Mental Health Project (P.L. 106-515) in 2000 in order to begin assisting states and communities across the nation in putting in place innovative approaches to diverting offenders into treatment programs and easing the growing burden on criminal justice and corrections systems. This new law authorizes the Justice Department to fund up to 100 such courts.
Mental Health Courts Survey NAMI is pleased to announce the publication of the "Survey of Mental Health Courts," the first comprehensive assessment of mental health courts throughout the United States.