Welcome letter to the Saint John Mental Health Court website from the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick


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Mental Health Court helps those
with a mental illness or intellectual
disability who are in conflict with 
the law.  It is now a permanent 
program of the Provincial Court.

 There are two main phases in the 

 Mental Health Court process. 

 1.The Admission phase consists of 

 four components: Presentation,

 Eligibility, Compliance and 


 2. The Program phase during  

 which an accused participates in a

 judicially monitored program. 

 This phase continues until the

 accused graduates, voluntarily 

 withdraws or is removed from the



 Mental Health Court is the name

 used to identify an innovative program

 of the Provincial Court in Saint John, New