Mental Health Treatment Court

The goal of the Mental Health Treatment Court Program is to divert offenders suffering from mental illness out of the traditional criminal justice process and into the appropriate rehabilitation alternatives. The Treatment Team incorporates robust and accountable mental health treatment into an intensive community supervision model. Successful completion of the program results in case dismissal and agreed expunction. Scales of Justice

The Honorable Coby Waddill
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 5

The Honorable Margaret Barnes
Judge, 367th Judicial District Court

The Honorable Paul Johnson
Denton County Criminal District Attorney

Denton County Courts Building
1450 East McKinney Street
4th Floor
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 349-2190
(972) 434-8819
(940) 349-2181 (Fax)

WARNING: Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.

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What is a mental health treatment court?

The Denton County Mental Health Treatment Court is divided into three phases. Participants must successfully complete each phase to the satisfaction of the Treatment Team before moving into the next phase. Progression through the program will depend upon the participant’s performance and success of their treatment. The ultimate goal of Mental Health Treatment Court is to give participants the foundation they need to maintain their recovery and reintegrate into their families and communities.

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