Virginia's Judicial System

Behavioral Health Dockets (BHD)

Under the leadership and regular interaction of presiding judges, and through voluntary offender participation, Behavioral Health Docket address offenders with serious mental illness and substance 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.

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