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Steve Ervin - Director
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615-849-5720
309 W. Main
Murfreesboro TN, 37130
Drug/DUI/Veterans/Mental Health Courts
(615) 217-7124
525 N University Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phases to Complete in Mental Health Court

Phase One: Stabilization (2 months)

  • Take medication as prescribed daily

  • Weekly court appearance before the Judge

  • Weekly Case Management meetings (meetings can be scheduled or unscheduled at home, work, outside class or CM office)

  • Report for drug and alcohol screenings : minimum of 2 times per week

  • Attend outside classes and trainings as mandated

  • Comply with treatment and Case Management plan

  • Complete Phase 1 Checklist

To successfully complete Phase 1: Participants must be medication compliant for 30 days, no Mental Health hospitalizations; 14 consecutive negative drug screens. Participants must attend all assigned classes and trainings.

Phase Two: Engagement (4 months)

  • Maintain medication compliance

  • Bi-Weekly court appearance before the Judge

  • Weekly Case Management meetings (meetings can be scheduled or unscheduled at home, work, outside class or CM office)

  • Report for drug and alcohol screenings : minimum of 2 times per week

  • Increased outside classes and trainings as mandated

  • Comply with treatment and Case Management plan

  • Complete Phase 2 Checklist

  • Payment of Program fees, if applicable

  • Identify Support System/Person

  • Begin Individual therapy as mandated

  • Obtain Stable Housing, if applicable

To successfully complete Phase 2: Participants must be medication compliant for 60 days, no Mental Health hospitalizations; 30 consecutive negative drug screens. Participants must attend all assigned classes and trainings.

Phase Three: Maintenance (4 months)

  • Maintain medication compliance

  • Court appearance before the Judge every 3 weeks

  • Bi-Weekly Case Management meetings (meetings can be scheduled or unscheduled at home, work, outside class or CM office)

  • Report for drug and alcohol screenings : minimum of 2 times per week

  • Continue outside classes and trainings as mandated

  • Comply with treatment and Case Management plan

  • Complete Phase 3 Checklist

  • Payment of Program fees, court costs, fines, if applicable

  • Establish Employment, Education/Vocational Rehabilitation or Volunteer Activities

  • Continue Individual therapy as mandated

To successfully complete Phase 3: Participants must be medication compliant for 90 days, no Mental Health hospitalizations; 45 consecutive negative drug screens. Participants must attend all assigned classes and trainings.

Phase Four: Transition (2 months)

  • Maintain medication compliance

  • Court appearance before the Judge every 4 weeks

  • Monthly Case Management meetings (meetings can be scheduled or unscheduled at home, work, outside class or CM office)

  • Report for drug and alcohol screenings : minimum of 2 times per week

  • Decrease in outside classes and trainings as mandated

  • Complete treatment and Case Management plan

  • Complete payment of Program fees, court costs, fines, if applicable

  • Develop and Present Discharge Plan

To successfully complete the Mental Health Court Program: Participants must be medication compliant for 120 days, no Mental Health hospitalizations; 90 consecutive negative drug screens. Participants must complete all required treatment set by Mental Health Court program. Participants must have stable housing and support system. Participants must have established employment, education program, vocational rehabilitation or volunteer activities.

Phase Five

  • Aftercare if applicable: (maximum of six months/180 days)

  • Dependent upon the participant’s needs and/or staff’s recommendation.  Monthly program fee will be assessed to cover costs of drug screens for the month, and/or therapy sessions as deemed necessary.

Graduation

Upon successful completion of the Mental Health Court Program, you will be able to graduate. In order to graduate you must accomplish the following: Successful completion of all court order requirements including stability, recovery and sobriety. Demonstrate that you have the skills to manage your mental health symptoms in an effective and appropriate way. You must also have a plan for ongoing treatment that you are following and that will meet your long term mental health and substance abuse treatment goals. Have learned the skills and gained the stability to ensure your risk of recidivism in the community is much lower than upon entrance into the program. Maintain support persons contact as directed Completion of Discharge Plan and discuss plan for utilization for long term stability with treatment team.

Your family will be invited to join in as Judge Barry Tidwell congratulates you on successfully completing the program and achieving your goals.