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Charleston County Mental Health Court

 

The Charleston County Mental Health Court is a grant-funded diversion program designed for mentally ill defendants arrested for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses on a revolving door basis.

 
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
  • Has an identifiable mental illness such as bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
     
  • Able to understand the terms/conditions of the program
     
  • Has committed a misdemeanor or non-violent felony offense
  • Resides in Charleston County
  • Has no pending cases that would prevent them from completing the program
 
 

EXCLUSIONS

The Supreme Court Order issued December 8, 2002, specifically states that no defendants charged with criminal domestic violence will be allowed in the program, nor will the charge be pled down. No defendants charged with a lewd act on a minor will be allowed entry. All victims shall be advised regarding a defendant’s entry into or discharge from the program. The victim’s position regarding entry into the program shall be considered, however they shall not have veto power.

 
 

LOCATIONS:

  • Individual and group treatment sessions are held at the Mental Health Center, located at 2100 Charlie Hall Boulevard Charleston. Home visits are also a part of the program.
      
  • Court is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Charleston County Judicial Center, 100 Broad Street, Suite 469, in downtown Charleston.
 
 

Contact Information

   

Honorable Irvin G. Condon

Honorable Tamara C. Curry

Charleston County Mental Health Court

100 Broad Street, Suite 469

Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 958-5180 Fax: (843) 958-5191

 

Armeeda R. Collins, Coordinator

100 Broad Street, Suite 469

Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 958-5186 Fax: (843) 958-5178
acollins@charlestoncounty.org
 

Treatment Providers: Tamara Starnes, William Cramer, Heidi Warren

Charleston/Dorchester Community Mental Health Center

2100 Charlie Hall Blvd

Charleston SC, 29414

Phone: (843) 852-4100

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