MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a treatment alternative to incarceration in the Cheshire County House of Corrections for individuals who have a Substance Use and/or mental health disorder that were charged with a non-violent, class A misdemeanor or felony offenses.
GOAL: Cheshire County Behavioral Health Court Programs (CCBHCP) goal is to
Cheshire County Behavioral Health Court Programs (CCBHCP) is a County funded department with two Court programs. ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING PROGRAM (ASP) was established in 2001 and was the first problem solving court programs in New Hampshire. ASP works individuals that have substance use disorders and have been charged with a non-violent Class A misdemeanor or higher offense. Mental Health Court (MHC) was established two years later to offer assistance to those who have been charged with a non-violent offense and have a mental health disorders.
These two programs serve the local criminal justice system and the community by providing bail monitoring and disposition options that are community based and treatment oriented. CCBHCP offers community supervision and case management that helps the individual find appropriate treatment and then monitors their compliance. CCBHCP provides pretrial monitoring as well as post adjudicated serves.
The Alternative Sentencing Program and Mental Health Court serves the local criminal justice system and the community by providing bail monitoring and disposition options, which are both community-based and treatment-oriented, for cases which involve individuals who are diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health disorders.