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Mental Health Court is a program designed to address the special needs of mentally ill defendants who are charged with misdemeanor and non-violent felonies. Program participants receive intensive mental health and substance abuse treatment coordinated by the judicial system. Prior to admission into this program, victims are consulted. Individuals charged with criminal domestic violence are not eligible to participate. Unlike drug court, the criminal records of successful mental health court participants are not expunged.

Mental Health Court - Charleston

Address
100 Broad Street, Suite 469
Charleston SC 29401
Phone: (843) 958-5186
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A Charleston County Probate Court operated program for mentally ill adult Charleston County residents who have been charged with non-violent crimes.

Program participants receive intensive mental health counseling instead of jail time.

Mental Health Court - Richland County

Address
1701 Main St, Room 207
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 576-1964
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A Richland County Probate Court operated program for mentally ill adult Richland County residents who have been charged with non-violent crimes.

Program participants receive intensive mental health counseling instead of jail time.