Wellness Court (formerly Mental Health Court)
For those with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness
Wellness Court (WC) is a treatment-focused program. It is for adults facing criminal charges in Jackson County as a result of their unmanaged mental illness. It includes intense court supervision. The goal is to help the person achieve lasting stability so that they are less likely to re-offend.
In Wellness Court a person will follow a treatment plan that includes:
- Medication management
- Substance use monitoring
- Individual therapy and groups
- Skills training
- Case management
- Community integration
WC Coordinator: Shannon Larsen
Office: (541)776-7171 ext. 71135
Eligibility is determined by the Wellness Court Team.
There are several factors that determine eligibility, including a specific diagnosis. No single factor controls the decision. 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 WC Coordinator.