The Mental Health Court is a "one stop shop" for justice-involved mental health consumers
in Hamilton County, linking them to diagnostic help, treatment and necessary supports while in custody and
upon reentry to our community. We work with consumers at multiple intercept points within the criminal justice
system: pre-arrest, on bond, in custody and on probation. Mental Health Court helps the most vulnerable citizens
of our community, many of whom have cycled in and out of the justice system, homelessness, emergency rooms, and
mental health and substance treatment systems without ever getting the sustained treatment and support they need
for recovery. Mental Health Court transforms lives so that individuals, families and our community can flourish
and thrive while enhancing public safety and reducing the cost to our County.
Mental Health Court is led by Director Anna Protano-Biggs. We operate a Criminal Court run by Judge Don W Poole
and a General Sessions Court run by Judge Lila Statom. We also operate a track focused on Sexual Trauma.
For further information, call the Mental Health Court main line at: 423-209-6195.