SMI Probation Violation Court
The CMHC SMI-Probation Violation Court was established where seriously mentally ill defendants are
subject to treatment orders and monitoring. The goal of these proceedings is to problem solve
collaboratively with treatment providers and offer tools (Review hearings, Mental Health Court contracts,
etc.) to increase the probability of success for the SMI defendant on probation. Whenever possible the
court offers the potential for SMI Defendants to earn misdemeanors and expedite release from custody (when
appropriate) directly to treatment as approved by Adult Probation Department and the Regional Behavioral
Health Authority (RBHA).