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Behavioral Health Court

Douglas County Behavioral Health Court

Judge Sally Pokorny

The Douglas County Behavioral Health Court was established to more effectively address the needs of defendants with serious mental illness who cycle through the court, detention, and mental health systems.

The Behavioral Health Court is a collaboration among the Court, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Justice Services, Defense Attorneys, Local law enforcement, Bert Nash Behavioral Health, substance abuse treatment providers and other community-based treatment.

Link to Behavioral Health Court documents

Link to Behavioral Health Court contact info


The mission of the Behavioral Health Court of Douglas County is to connect defendants with community support services and reduce criminal involvement of defendants who experience serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders, thereby enhancing public health and safety.


  • Less time in jail and less interaction with criminal justice system
  • Connect participants to mental health treatment and community support servivces
  • Improve participants' quality of life
  • Increase public safety
  • Improve justice systems and mental health coordination

Documents and Forms

Behavioral Health Court Team

Behavioral Health Courts seeks to connect defendants with community support services and reduce criminal involvement of defendants 


Behavioral Health Court Departments

District Attorney

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Phone: 785-841-0211

Email Us - District Attorney's Office

Criminal Justice Services

Adult Services

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Phone: 785-331-1300

Email Us - Adult Services North Facility

7th Judicial District Court

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Phone(s): (785)-832-5256

Email Us - District Court


Behavioral Health Court Supervision - Contacts

Shannon YoungAdult Services SupervisorCriminal Justice
Katrina HayesAdult Services Officer - Diversion CoordinatorCriminal Justice
Jolene CullenAdult Services Officer - BHCCriminal Justice