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Evaluation of the Salt Lake County Mental Health Court

Study Dates: 2008 Study Description: The Salt Lake County Mental Health Court (MHC) began operations in 2001. Although originally accepting only misdemeanor level cases, in 2002 it expanded the acceptance criteria to include felony charges. This expansion occurred when the City Prosecutor was cross-designated as a Deputy District Attorney, thereby granting him authority over both felony (State) and misdemeanor (City) cases. CJS requested that the Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC) provide a process and outcome evaluation of the MHC.

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Last Updated: 12/12/23