Mental Health Resources

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With Bucks County on the verge of the development of a mental health court that experts say would help reduce the time offenders with mental illness spend in jail, improve public safety by reducing recidivism and lead to quality of life improvements, here are some resources that may be helpful for residents, attorneys and public safety officials. 

CONTACT

Colin Jenei, Assistant District Attorney, 215-348-6121, cjenei@buckscounty.org


REPORTS

Report by Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, “Improving Criminal Justice Outcomes through Mental Health Court Development,” June 2020.

improving_criminal_justice_outcomes_through_mental_health_court_development.pdf

Open Letter by District Attorney Matt Weintraub to President Judge Wallace H. Bateman about the importance of a Mental Health Court, Jan. 25, 2021.

bateman_letter.pdf

COUNTY RESOURCES

Bucks County Network of Care: How to Get Services in Bucks County

Upper Bucks Area  Penn Foundation
807 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
215-257-6551
Central Bucks Area  Lenape Valley Foundation
500 N West Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-5300
Lower Bucks Area  Penndel Mental Health Center
1517 Durham Road
Penndel, PA 19047
215-752-1541


Links to other Bucks County Diversionary Programs

DRUG COURT: https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/da/29567/content/drug-court

DISTRICT COURT DIVERSION PROGRAM: https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/da/29567/content/district-court-diversion...