To serve the City of Nashville and Davidson county to improve public safety and assist the well-being of people with mental illness by linking them to services that are court-supervised, community-based treatment. To provide a fair and just service to those who are struggling with mental illness and addiction issues. The goals of the Mental Health Court for Nashville/Davidson County are:
- To restore dignity and respect to those who have come into contact with the criminal justice system due to their mental illness.
- To improve the courts ability to identify, asses and monitor offenders with mental illness
- Link clients with services to improve their quality of life and decrease future contact with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
- Protect the community through effective supervision methods that reduce the probability that probationers will commit new criminal offenses.
Who We Are
The Davidson County Mental Health Court is a community supervision component of the Metro Nashville- Davidson County General Sessions Court. It includes a system of employees who have a background in human services, social sciences, and humanities. It is headed by the Judge of Division II in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.