Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day

Mental Health Treatment Court

Application Process

1. Inquiry or Referral

  • Defense attorney, prosecutor, or a referring agency contacts the MHC prosecutor

2. Prosecutor Review

  • MHTC Prosecutor reviews case file and criminal history to determine initial program eligibility
  • If eligible, defendant receives MHTC Application Booklet

3. Screening

  • Defendant signs Screening Agreement, completes MHTC Application Booklet, and contacts Screening Officer to schedule an interview
  • Screening Officer writes an initial Mental Health Diversion Report (MHDR)
  • Screening Officer, after consultation with the Treatment Team, refers Defendant for Mental Health Evaluation

4. Mental Health Evaluation

  • Defendant contacts Mental Health professional to schedule evaluation
  • Mental Health professional writes an evaluation report
  • Screening Officer adds a summary of the evaluation report to the MHDR.

5. Collaborative Review

  • Treatment Team meets to review MHDR and determine final eligibility

6. Program Admission

  • Defendant signs integrated Treatment Plan (with attorney) and begins reporting to MHTC