Mental Health Court Programs


Mental Health Court is a specialized court docket for defendants with mental disabilities that substitutes traditional court processing with a problem-solving model. Participants are identified through specialized screening and assessments and voluntarily participate in a judicially supervised treatment plan developed jointly by a team of court staff and mental health professionals. Incentives reward adherence to the treatment plan and other court conditions, non-adherence may be sanctioned, and success or graduation is defined according to specific criteria.

Current programs exist in Citrus, Hernando, and Marion counties.

Citrus County Mental Health Court
Kelly Chisman, Coordinator
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, Florida 34450
Phone: 352-341-6721
Hernando County Mental Health Court
Kathleen Lonergan, Coordinator
20 North Main Street, Room 464
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: 352-540-6729
Marion County Mental Health Court
Regina Lewis, Coordinator
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-8160