Knox County Tennessee

Mental Health Court (MHC)

Public Notice


Knox County Mental Health Court, Recovery Court, and Veterans Treatment Court are funded under Grant Contracts with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


Improve the well-being of justice-involved individuals with mental illness and other mental health diagnoses, to optimize the allocation of criminal justice resources, and increase public safety through judicially supervised, community-based treatment and support services, which encourage recovery through accountability, supported by the collaboration of community stakeholders.

News & Events

Press Release - Knox County to Establish Mental Health Court Through State Grants

Admission Forms

KCMHC Referral Form
Knox County Specialized Court Participation Order

Participant Information

Mental Health Court Phases - Chart
Participant Phase Support
KCMHC Community Service Form


Ten (10) Essential Elements of Mental Health Court
ALLRISE Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards - Definitive guidance for treatment court practitioners. The second edition of the newly renamed Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards will be released in two parts: Standards I-VI are available now, and Standards VII-X will be released in 2024.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Tennessee REDLINE - referral service to addiction treatment for people and their families looking for help for substance use disorder.
McNabb Center - If you or a loved one needs behavioral health services, please call 1-800-255-9711.
Cherokee Health Systems - Offer a wide array of comprehensive health services, including primary care, behavioral health, dental, and pharmacy. All services are available to children, adults, and seniors who have coverage through private insurance plans, coverage through state programs like TennCare or CoverKids, and those who have no insurance coverage.
Covenant Health Peninsula – Setting a new standard for innovative, caring, and effective mental health services in East Tennessee. Offering both inpatient and outpatient programs, facilities ready to support any stage of the mental health journey.
Mental Health Association of East Tennessee - Provides essential early intervention, information, and client services, including invaluable peer support services to thousands of persons annually. Advocates on behalf of those who sometimes are not able to advocate for themselves.
Veterans Crisis Line - 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.

ADA Information

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Administrative Policies and Procedures of the Tennessee Supreme Court and Administrative Office of the Courts

Subject: Americans with Disabilities Act - Effective: 11/14/2008

I. Authority: T.C.A. §16-3-803, 42 U.S.C. 12131 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)

II. Purpose: To ensure that all individuals have equal access to judicial programs and to prohibit discrimination against any individual on the basis of physical or mental disability in accessing or participating in its programs.

To find out more information, please click on the Adobe PDF document link located above.

Local Judicial Program ADA Coordinator, Elizabeth Golem, (865) 215-4437,