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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court (MHDD)
Formerly Mental Health Court Docket

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MHDD Court Mission Statement

The mission of the Mental Health and Development al Disabilities Court is to promote early identification of defendants with severe mental health/developmental disabilities in order to promote coordination and cooperation among law enforcement, jails, community treatment providers, attorneys and the courts for defendants during the legal process and achieve outcomes that both protect society and support the mental health care and disability needs of the defendant.

History of MHDD Court and Overview

In 2002, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, suburban court partners, and community stakeholders created the Mental Health Court Initiative. Together, they developed the Mental Health Court Docket model.

The focus of this collaboration was to identify existing programs and services that serve the severe mentally ill and developmentally disabled population; to identify the gaps in service, and expand resources; to enhance communication and training which ultimately provides efficient, effective, and consistent criminal response.

In 2010, the Mental Health Court was renamed to the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court (MHDD) to better represent the population it serves.

Today, the MHDD Court has 5 judges that oversee the Court, along with 2 Probation Supervisors, 2 pre-trial officers, and 13 highly trained post-conviction officers.

The collaborative effort between the courts and community agencies has helped to provide improved care for the MHDD offenders while promoting increased safety for the community through therapeutic approaches and evidence-based practices .

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Important Links

Mental Health Assigned Counsel List

Cuyahoga County Mental Health Court Attorney Training

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Procedures and Manual

County Wide Mental Health Court Initiative brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Recent MHDD Court News and Information

Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams Joins MHDD Court

Click here to read the entire press release

Judge Hollie Gallagher Appointed Chair of MHDD Court Docket

Click here to read the entire press release

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court Judges

Judge Hollie L. Gallagher, Chair

Judge Michael P. Donnelly

Judge Deena R. Calabrese

Judge Robert C. McClelland

Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court Staff Contact Information

Name

Phone Number / Email Address

Meghan Patton
Court Coordinator
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD)

(216) 443-5468
CPMEP@cuyahogacounty.us

Jennifer Moody
Pre-Trial Treatment and Probation Coordinator

(216) 443-2164
CPJKM@cuyhogacounty.us

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court Local Rules

30.0 ASSIGNMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES

30.1 ASSIGNMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES TO MENTAL HEALTH COURT DOCKETS

33.0 ASSIGNMENT AND COMPENSATION OF COUNSEL TO DEFEND

expandHB 86 - Treatment in Lieu of Conviction

expandHB 86 - Treatment in Lieu of Conviction

"The mission of the Court is to provide a forum for the fair, impartial and timely resolution of civil and criminal cases."


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