The Washington County Mental Health Court is a post-conviction court program targeted toward non-violent offenders with mental health issues. This court is a collaborative effort headed by Judge Jim Fun and a staffing team with representatives of the District Attorney's office, the Public Defender's Office, Community Corrections, the Sheriff's Office, Adult Mental Health Services for Washington County, and various mental health specialists.  The goal of this court is to assist non-violent offenders who have been diagnosed with a mental illness successfully complete their probation.  There is a strong emphasis on connecting participants to mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment and completing all of the conditions of supervision including paying restitution, completing community service and engaging in positive activities such as work or school.

Mental Health Court is capable of handling between 20 and 30 defendants and we screen potential participants on an on-going basis.

Rapid Fit to Proceed Program

The Washington County Rapid Fitness to Proceed Program is a team of people working to speed up the fitness to proceed process. Our goal is to shorten the amount of time defendants are at the jail pending fitness to proceed determinations. The program was created through the collaboration of the following Washington County stakeholders: the Sheriff’s Office, the defense bar, mental health services, the Circuit Court, and the DA’s Office.

Please fill out and submit this Rapid Fitness to Proceed Referral Form by email to to participate in this program.

To learn more about this program, view our informational flyer.