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.
What does MHCT stand for?
MHCT stands for Mental Health Court (State of Alaska)
This definition appears rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 2 other meanings of MHCT in our Acronym Attic
- Mental Health Crisis Service (emergency healthcare)
- Mental Hygiene Consultation Service
- Mullica Hill Cold Storage (Mullica Hill Group; New Jersey)
- Multicultural Health Communication Service
- Murray Hill Chinese School (New Jersey)
- Must Haves & Can't Stands (online dating)
- Mental Health Coalition of South Australia
- Mountain House Community Services District (Canada)
- Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network (Minnesota)
- Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- Mental Health Crisis Team (various locations)
- Micro-Haematocrite Centrifugation Technique
- Montana High Country Tours (est. 1979; Polaris, MT)
- Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County (Texas)
- Manifold Heat Control Valve (car part)
- Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle
- Manufactured Housing Communities of Washington
- Midwest Health Center for Women (est. 1975; Minneapolis, MN)
- Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (Zimbabwe)
- Mixed Hockey Club Weesp (Weesp, Netherlands)
Samples in periodicals archive:
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 task force concluded that a mental health court would be beneficial and, accordingly, developed protocols for the court, which began operating in February 2005, and established an ongoing community mental health court coordinating council.
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'.