Behavioral Health Court

The Augusta Judicial Circuit Mental Health Court (AJCMHC) program provides a treatment program and serves as a meaningful alternative to incarceration for the participant who can function in the community with support.  It is the goal of the AJCMHC program to improve the quality of life and reduce recidivism for the participants in this program.  Those who gradate will have a solid foundation upon which to build in order to become a productive member of our community. The AJCMHC team concept involves a collaborative effort between the judge(s), district attorneys, defense attorneys, mental health court coordinator, mental health court case manager, mental health court administrative staff, law enforcement, treatment providers, and probation service representatives. All Team members work together to support each participant in addressing and combating the issues that brought them into the criminal justice system.  The AJCMHC team meets every week to review the progress of every participant and holds court sessions. The program is a court-imposed condition of probation for defendants before the court who have serious mental illness or co-occurring mental health and alcohol/substance abuse issues. For more information, click here.