Mental Health and Court Services

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Providing Positive Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

 Counseling

For more Information, contact

Peter Baker, Assistant Director

Phone: 919-560-0505

Email: pbaker@dconc.gov

 

Program Purpose:   
  • Improve client mental health, by addressing symptoms, level of functioning and/or access to appropriate treatment services.

Program Description:  

  • The Jail Mental Health Team works with inmates who are diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness or Severe Mental Illness on medication, including discharge planning and connection to services.
  • Mental Health Services are provided in the Durham County Detention Facility, through the Mental Health Court Diversion Program and the Court Psychologist.
  • The new Mental Health Court Diversion Program offers individuals with a severe mental illness the opportunity to connect to community providers and other support services in lieu of formal court processing.
  • The Court Psychologist provides evaluation services to individuals engaged in juvenile or adult criminal court, as well as some civil court matters.