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What does MHCT stand for?

MHCT stands for Mental Health Court (State of Alaska)

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They relate to situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, clergy abuse, juvenile justice, adult corrections, reentry into the community following incarceration, anti-bullying programs, drug and mental health courts, environmental justice, and reparations to tribal and racial populations who have been wronged by society.
It also created a Mental Health Court in the jails that, among other things, co-ordinates with government agencies and nongovernmental entities to facilitate the provision of voluntary treatment of defendants with mental illnesses before the defendants entered pleas or during a defendant's probationary period.
Since being signed into law, MIOTCRA has provided 221 grants to fund various mental health-related initiatives across the nation, including mental health courts for adults and juveniles, trainings for law enforcement officers, and correctional and transitional services.
The first mental health court was founded in 1997, nearly a decade after the first drug court, and it was designed to provide treatment and resources for defendants who had become involved in the criminal justice system primarily because of mental illness.
The Author's observations of problem-solving practice, made in preparation for launching a Mental Health Court Clinic (16) and reported in pertinent parts within, likewise belied many of the concerns of problem-solving court opponents.
Chief Justice Brian Lennox of the Ontario Court of Justice, in his remarks at the opening of the Mental Health Court in Ottawa, described mental health courts as follows: "The Ottawa Mental Health Court is an example of a progressive movement within criminal justice systems in North America and elsewhere in the world to create 'problem-solving courts'.