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.
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 Courts seeks to connect defendants with community support services and reduce criminal involvement of defendants
Behavioral Health Court Departments
Criminal Justice Services
Behavioral Health Court Supervision - Contacts
|Shannon Young||Adult Services Supervisor||Criminal Justice Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Annie Curtiss||Specialty Courts Coordinator||District Attorney's Officeemail@example.com|
|Jolene Cullen||Adult Services Officer - BHC||Criminal Justice Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|