Mental Health Court
Washington County Mental Health and Addictions Services currently works together with local criminal justice partners to operate a specialty court for individuals who have a mental illness and are on parole/probation.
Mental Health Court (MHC) is a collaborative, multidisciplinary court that promotes engagement in treatment and recovery to successfully complete probation.
The Mental Health Court Team is comprised of representatives from:
- District Attorney’s Office
- Public Defender
- Washington County Probation and Parole
- Washington County Mental Health and Addictions Services
- Washington County Sheriff’s Office
- Oregon Health Sciences University Forensic Psychiatric Program
- Treatment Providers
Referrals are received by the MHC Probation Officer and can be made by a judge, a person’s attorney, a deputy district attorney, a probation officer, a police officer, a mental health therapist, or case manager. A family member, victim or community member that wants a person considered for MHC can contact the MHC Public Defender or MHC Deputy District Attorney offices. Referrals are reviewed by the MHC Team and screened for eligibility criteria. Final consideration is at the discretion of the MHC Judge.
The MHC Probation Officer can be contacted through Washington County Community Corrections at (503) 846-8202.
The MHC Public Defender can be contacted through the Washington County Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office at (503) 726-7900.
The MHC Deputy District Attorney can be contacted through the Washington County District Attorney’s Office at (503) 846-8671.