62% lower odds of a reconviction for court participants versus a comparison group
46% lower odds of a rearrest for participants versus a comparison group
84% of active participants in compliance with court mandates
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The Brooklyn Mental Health Court has been developed as a joint project of the New York State Unified Court System, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Center for Court Innovation. Other government and nonprofit partners involved in planning the Mental Health Court include the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the Legal Aid Society, the Brooklyn Defenders Service and numerous representatives of the mental health treatment community. The New York Community Trust, the United Hospital Fund and the Ittleson Foundation have also provided support for this project.