Seminole County Mental Health Court & Drug Court Resources

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Mental Health Court Program Expectations

Mental Health Court Program Expectations PDF


How the Seminole County Mental Health Court Works

Mental Health Court in Seminole County offers a structured three-phase program designed for adults facing criminal charges who are also dealing with mental health concerns. The main aim is to ensure participants’ success in this voluntary diversion program, which serves as an alternative to traditional court processes and incarceration. Participants’ adherence to this “conditional release” program’s terms is crucial, with specific conditions set post-release.

Key expectations for participants include:

  • Medication Compliance: Participants must take approved medications as prescribed, disclose all medications to the mental health court team, and refrain from certain specified medications like Benzodiazepines, Amphetamines, Opioids, Medical Marijuana, and CBD products.

  • Scheduled Appointments: Regularly meet with the probation officer and the assigned Forensic Care Coordinator.

  • Substance Abstinence: Abstain from alcohol, illegal drugs, misuse of prescriptions or OTC drugs, and other mood-altering substances. Non-compliance might lead to substance abuse treatment referrals.

  • Urinalysis: Submit to random and observed urinalysis tests. Refusing might lead to a program violation.

  • Productive Activity: Engage in productive activities (employment, schooling, volunteering, or specific programs) for at least 25 hours a week.

  • Court Appearances: Attend court sessions as mandated by the Judge.

By joining the Mental Health Court program, participants agree to abide by these expectations to ensure a successful outcome. Our goal is to help you succeed in the Mental Health Court program. Our office is available 24/7 should you have any questions at 407-865-8888.

We're Here to Help

The Mental Health Court in Seminole County offers a beacon of hope for many individuals who, rather than being punished, need support, understanding, and effective treatment. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your case to determine your eligibility for the Mental Health Court. We’ll be by your side, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you’re given a fair chance to benefit from the program.

Reach out today at 407-865-8888 for your free consultation to learn more.

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