Behavioral Health COURT
Judge Michael A. Russell
The Wyandotte County Behavioral Health Court was established in October 2017 to more effectively address the needs of defendants in the criminal justice system who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. It is a collaborative effort by members of the Behavioral Health Court team including the Wyandotte County District Court; Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office; Wyandotte County Community Corrections; Wyandot Behavioral Health Network; Defense Attorneys; Mirror, Inc.; Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department.
The goal of the Behavioral Health Court is to identify and address defendants in the criminal justice system who suffer from SPMI. It is to develop individualized treatment plans for participants in the court and provide access to appropriate community-based services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment services. It is to reduce the participant's time spent in the criminal justice system. It is to reduce recidivism and to protect public safety by supervising participants who have been placed on probation through intensive, evidence-based practices.
Link to BHC Manual
Link to Referral Form
Behavioral Health Court Contacts
Calvin Johnson, Title, Wyandotte County Community Corrections, Phone Number, email
Alicia Johnson, Title, Wyandotte County Community Corrections, Phone Number, email
Ellen Knocke, Title, Wyandot Behavioral Health Network, Phone Number, email