Behavioral Health Court
In January, 2020, the Clinton County Behavioral Health Court was established to more effectively address the needs of participants with serious mental illness cycling through the court and prison system. This court represents collaboration between the Court, Office of the Public Defender, Office of the District Attorney, MH/ID, Clinton County Correctional Facility, Clinton County Adult Probation Services, the Single County Authority and Community Based Providers.
The mission of the Clinton County Behavioral Health Court of the 25th Judicial District of Pennsylvania is to develop a partnership between the mental health and criminal justice communities. This partnership will address the specialized needs of defendants with serious mental illness. Our goal is to improve public safety by reducing criminal recidivism; to improve the quality of life of people with mental illness and to reduce costs related to court and corrections through administrative efficiencies and often by providing an alternative to incarceration.