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For further information, call the Mental Health Court main line at: 423-209-6195

Mental Health Court is a “one stop shop” for justice-involved mental health consumers in Hamilton County, linking them to diagnostic help, treatment and necessary supports while in custody and upon reentry to our community. We work with consumers at multiple intercept points within the criminal justice system: pre-arrest, on bond, in custody and on probation. Mental Health Court helps the most vulnerable citizens of our community, many of whom have cycled in and out of the justice system, homelessness, emergency rooms, and mental health and substance treatment systems without ever getting the sustained treatment and support they need for recovery. Mental Health Court transforms lives so that individuals, families and our community can flourish and thrive while enhancing public safety and reducing the cost to our County.

Mental Health Court is led by Director Anna Protano-Biggs. We operate a Criminal Court run by Judge Don Poole and a General Sessions Court run by Judge Lila Statom. We also operate a track focused on Sexual Trauma.

Main Office:
The Edney Innovation Center
1100 Market St., Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Map to Hamilton County Courthouse
Map to Edney Building
Map to Family Justice Center

Main Phone Number: 423-209-6195
Case Manager: 423-209-6194
Sexual Trauma Clinician: 423-209-6196