Mental Health Treatment Court (MHC)
For those with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness
Mental Health Court (MHC) is a treatment-focused program of intensive court supervision. It is for adults facing criminal charges in Jackson County as a result of their unmanaged mental illness. The goal is to help the person achieve lasting stability so that they are less likely to re-offend. In MHC a person will follow a treatment plan that includes medication management, substance use monitoring, individual therapy and groups, skills training, case management, and community integration.
MHC Coordinator: Shannon Larsen
Office: (541)776-7171 ext. 6754
Eligibility is determined by the MHC Team.
There are several factors that determine eligibility and no single factor controls the decision. The person must have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, or Major Depressive Disorder. There should be a strong link between the person's mental illness and their charges. Criminal history and dangerousness will be considered. Applicants must be able and willing to do the program. For more information on eligibility, contact the MHC Coordinator.