Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.

 

 

 

 

Bibb Image 2Macon-Bibb County Mental Health Court

Judge: Verda Colvin

Coordinator: Stephanie Mooneyham

Telephone: (478) 621-6313

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Macon-Bibb's Mental Health Court was formed in 2007. Participants in the court may be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. However, those charged with homicide or sex crimes cannot be admitted into the court.

After an initial referral from jail staff, defense attorney, LEC medical staff, or the inamte themselves, an assessment for clinical appropriateness is completed. Referrals are reviewed by the Mental Health Court team, which includes the Assistant District Attorney, representatives from State probation, the Department of Family and Childern Services, River Edge Behavioral Health Center, and the Public Defenfer's Office. Cases are taken into the court on a post adjudication basis.

Bibb Image 1At its helm sits Judge Verda Colvin, who runs a tight ship in her Mental Health Court in Macon, GA. Her passion for and dedication to the program are immediately evident. She can be heard saying things like, "What can we do to help you remember to take the medication?" or "It's not the end of the road unless you fail to take the turn." Judge Colvin takes the time to speak to each participant individually, and she is firm but supportive with each participant.

In June 2016, the Mental Health Court for Bibb County received a grant in the amount of $246, 953. The CJCC has awarded $222,258, and the court must match that grant with $24,695.

 

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