The Municipal Court, in partnership with the Prosecutor's Office and Public Defender's Office, has specialty problem-solving courts that rely on evidence-based best practices and procedures to provide long-term solutions for offenders.
The Phoenix Community Court (“Community Court”) is designed to empower, assist, and provide unsheltered individuals with the tools and resources necessary to establish stable housing, receive services to assist with any addiction issues, connect with mental health professionals, and reduce repetitive criminal behavior. The Community Court centers around a holistic and compassionate approach to provide long-term solutions that positively impact individuals experiencing homelessness while benefitting the City. The Community Court is a collaborative effort between multiple City departments, including the Municipal Court, City Prosecutor's Office, Public Defender’s Office, and the Office of Homeless Solutions with the goal of assisting unsheltered individuals who have been cited or arrested. Click here for more information on Community Court
Veterans Court is a problem-solving alternative court that addresses the unique needs of defendants who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The goal of Veterans Court is to restore veterans to being successful, contributing members of the community by ensuring that veterans entering the criminal justice system make contact with specific programs to address the root causes of the behavior that resulted in the veteran becoming a defendant in the criminal justice system. Click here for more information on Veterans Court
Behavioral Health Court
The Behavioral Health Court is a problem-solving alternative court setting for the unique needs of individuals with certain mental illnesses. The many goals of Behavioral Health Court include: reduced recidivism and incarceration of individuals with mental illness through early intervention, and increased treatment engagement, collaboration and coordination with criminal justice, mental health and other community partners. Click here for more information on Behavioral Health Court