Sarah Ann Drop In Center

Posted January 22, 2008 by Dominick Russo
Categories: mental health court, mental illness

The Sarah Ann Drop In Center in Naples, Florida is part of NAMI of Collier County.  The Sarah Ann center is for people receiving mental health services.  They have activities for socialization, integration into the community, and education.  Here’s a description of the Sarah Ann Center in the NAMI brochure.

Court order establishing Mental Health Court in Naples, Florida

Posted January 20, 2008 by Dominick Russo
Categories: criminal law, mental health court, mental illness

Here’s a link to the court order that established Mental Health Court in Naples, (Collier County) Florida.

Information about Mental Health Court

Posted January 20, 2008 by Dominick Russo
Categories: Criminal defense, mental health court, mental illness

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Here’s a brochure describing the mental health court in Naples:

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Mental Health Court–who decides?

Posted January 20, 2008 by Dominick Russo
Categories: Criminal defense, mental health court, mental illness

So the question I have about the mental health court is whether it can be used to resolve felony cases, and if there are any exceptions, and who gets to decide who gets in.  Instead of putting someone on probation (or in jail) for felonies, if the alleged criminal activity was caused by mental illness, wouldn’t mental health court and treatment be the appropriate resolution? 

Mental Health Court in Naples

Posted January 18, 2008 by Dominick Russo
Categories: Criminal defense, criminal law, mental illness

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People accused of crimes in Naples, Florida who have a mental illness now have a new option to resolve criminal cases.  Mental Health Court is now up and running.   MHC is an alternative to jail for people who are suffering from mental illness.  I will post more information about the MHC in another blog, including the criteria for entering.


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