HB 578: Standards for Mental Health Courts

HB 578: Standards for Mental Health Courts

New Futures Supports HB 578.

HB 578 would help move New Hampshire forward in establishing a statewide system of mental health courts, similar to the state’s drug court programs.  In the absence of national standards, this bill authorizes the New Hampshire court system to develop standards for court programs across the state serving individuals who become involved with the justice system due to mental illness.  Mental health courts have been shown to increase access to critical behavioral health services and save taxpayers dollars by reducing incarceration.

Read the full bill here: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2021&id=709&txt...

Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote