This report aims to assist Hinds County in the development of a mental health court by outlining practices in other courts and the rationales behind them. It pays specific attention to the priorities of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), so as to facilitate the acquisition of a planning grant from this subsidiary of the Department of Justice. It begins with an overview of the goals, background, and efficacy of mental health courts.
Harvard Law School Mississippi Delta Project, "Mental Health Court Practices" (2013). Delta Directions: Publications. 13.