The mission of the Mental Health Treatment Court (MHTC) of the Superior Court in Pinal County is to enhance public safety, reduce recidivism and facilitate long term stability of justice involved individuals with mental illnesses by providing effective supervision and treatment services. The mission is best accomplished through collaboration between the Mental Health Treatment Court Team, stakeholders, and the participant.
The MHTC team consists of the Mental Health Court Judge, the County Attorney’s office, the Public Defender’s office, the treatment provider team, RBHA plan representatives, and adult probation. This collaborative effort promotes a positive environment for the participants to make positive changes throughout their probation term. Bi-weekly review hearings are a positive environment in which defendants are praised or sanctioned by the Court, depending on their behaviors. Participants support each other, and are supported by their treatment teams and the MHTC team.