Misdemeanor Mental Health Court

In 2017, the county revised its method of delivering mental health services. This change caused the Magistrate Court’s Treatment Diversion Court (TDC) to end after 13 years.  In collaboration with several justice partners, in July 2018, Magistrate Court and State Court partnered to begin a pilot program that would offer a bridge to a safer release for misdemeanor citizen-defendants with mental health needs detained in the jail. MMC diverts appropriate defendants out of prosecution and into community-based treatment as well as offers those defendants placed on probation the necessary support to maintain themselves in the community and reduce their risk of recidivism. Through careful assessment and verification of needs (housing, treatment, stabilization), citizen defendants are connected with services, released and monitored through the court and behavioral health partners.

 If you have questions, please contact Georgee Corley, Program Director at magistrate.mmc@fultoncountyga.gov


 Court Service Providers

River Edge Behavioral Health river-edge.org 

265 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 665-8600

CHRIS 180 chris180.org

(404) 486-9034

Program Partners

Office of the Solicitor General

(404) 612-4800

Office of the Public Defender

(404) 612-5200

Community Resources

Mental Health America of Georgia mhageorgia.org

(770) 741-1481

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline suicidepreventionlifeline.org

(800) 273-8255

GA Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)

(800) 715-4225

Crisis Text Line

Reach a trained counselor by texting

GA” to 741-741

National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Veterans Crisis Line www.veteranscrisisline.net

1 (800) 273-8255 press 1

 If you have questions, please contact Georgee Corley, Program Director at magistrate.mmc@fultoncountyga.gov