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Criminal Justice


If your family member with a serious mental illness has been arrested, click HERE for further information 

Please access this link for a list and contact information for county jails in Utah  


Mental Health Courts require collaboration and consideration from practitioners in both the criminal justice and mental health fields. Mental Health Courts typically involve judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court personnel. The courts generally deal with nonviolent offenders who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The goal of Mental Health Courts is to decrease the frequency of clients' contacts with the criminal justice system by providing courts with resources to improve clients' social functioning and link them to employment, housing, treatment, and support services.

Click here for Mental Health Court Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click here for a list of the state Adult Mental Health Courts

For more information on Mental Health Courts, please contact Jackie Rendo at (801) 869-2872.

Salt Lake Legal Defender Association website 

Salt Lake Legal Defender Client and Family Handbook



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Suicide Prevention

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you or someone you love is in need of suicide prevention support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website for more info.

For local support please call the UNI Crisisline at 801-587-3000.

Resources are also available on the Utah Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health website.