Maryland Courts

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Mental Health Court, the same thing as a Drug Court?

No. While they both share similarities in the fact that they both adhere to the a problem-solving courts model, the emphasis in mental health court is mental wellness, while in drug court the emphasis is on substance abuse.

What is the process to get a Mental Health Court started in my jurisdiction?

The Chief Judge of the State created a process to begin a problem-solving court. Please click here for instructions on this: