Mental Health Court

This Court is funded in part under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


Individuals may apply for the Mental Health Court at any time prior to sentencing. In addition, an otherwise eligible probationer who becomes subject to an application to revoke their probation may be eligible for admission. Individuals must have a minimum of eighteen (18) months remaining on their probationary period in order to be eligible.

  • Candidate must voluntarily agree to enter the Mental Health Court.

  • Candidate must be eighteen (18) years or older.

  • Candidate must reside within the 16th Judicial District.

  • Candidate must not have violent charges that would make them ineligible.

  • Candidate must have a documented history of a severe and persistent mental illness.

  • Candidate must have all legal matters in other courts and/or other jurisdictions resolved.

  • Candidate must score as high risk/high need on the TNRAS.