Virginia's Judicial System

Behavioral Health Docket (BHD)

Behavioral Health Dockets are specialized criminal court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system that enable the judiciary to manage its workload more efficiently. Under the leadership and regular interaction of presiding judges, and through voluntary offender participation, Behavioral Health Docket address offenders with serious mental illness and drug use disorders that contribute to criminal behavior. Behavioral Health Dockets employ evidence-based practices to diagnose mental illness and provide appropriate treatment, enhance public safety, reduce recidivism, ensure offender accountability, and promote offender rehabilitation in the community. Local officials submit an application requesting approval to the Behavioral Health Docket Advisory Committee.

Behavioral Health Docket Advisory Committee

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