Enrollment in mental health courts: voluntariness, knowingness, and adjudicative competence.

@article{Redlich2010EnrollmentIM,
  title={Enrollment in mental health courts: voluntariness, knowingness, and adjudicative competence.},
  author={Allison D Redlich and Steven Hoover and Alicia Summers and Henry J. Steadman},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={91-104}
}
Mental health courts (MHCs) are rapidly expanding as a form of diversion from jails and prisons for persons with mental illness charged with crimes. Although intended to be voluntary, little is known about this aspect of the courts. We examined perceptions of voluntariness, and levels of knowingness and legal competence among 200 newly enrolled clients of… CONTINUE READING