The Broward Mental Health Court: process, outcomes, and service utilization.

@article{Boothroyd2003TheBM,
  title={The Broward Mental Health Court: process, outcomes, and service utilization.},
  author={Roger A. Boothroyd and Norman G. Poythress and Annette C. Mcgaha and John P Petrila},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={55-71}
}
Mental health courts are one of a variety of special jurisdiction courts that have been created in a number of countries, including the United States (Petrila, 2003). While there is no prototypical mental health court (Steadman, Davidson, & Brown, 2001; Watson, Luchins, & Hanrahan, 2001), most of those in existence today share several common characteristics. These include (a) the creation of a special docket (usually, but not always, nonviolent misdemeanants with mental illness) that is (b… CONTINUE READING