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Southwest Iowa Mental Health Court is an alternative to jail for persons with chronic mental health needs who commit crimes meeting established criteria.

Mental Health Court (MHC) is an intensive individualized service that will help offenders with chronic mental health needs treat their illness, take their medication as prescribed, meet their basic food and shelter needs, and avoid expensive incarceration or hospitalization.

It is a sentence that provides maximum opportunity for the rehabilitation of the defendant, the protection of the community from further offenses by the defendant and consideration of victim’s rights and safety.

Acceptance to Enter Mental Health Court Program

To be considered for acceptance into Mental Health Court an applicant and their attorney will complete and sign the application forms. Only applications submitted by a defendant’s attorney will be considered. 

Application forms are below (forms must be completed by the defendant and his/her attorney of record). 

Applications can be sent to the Mental Health Court Case Manager at mhcourtcm@swiamhds.org and Kerrie Snyder at kerrie.snyder@pottcounty-ia.gov.

Helpful Links & Documents 

MHC Overview

MHC Criteria

MHC Application

MHC Interagency Release of Information

This page was printed from the Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services Region on May 20, 2022. For the latest information, visit swiamhds.org.

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Line is available 24/7.

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7 at (844) 673-4469.

Have a question? You can also email the Hope 4 Iowa Crisis Line at hope4iowa@boystown.org. One of our counselors will respond within 24 hours.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please dial 911.