Specialty Courts

The BCSAO participates in a number of specialty courts that provide treatment-based alternatives to eligible offenders. These courts reduce the size of Baltimore’s incarcerated population and lower recidivism rates by providing offenders with the services and programs that help to prevent re-arrest. The BCSAO participates in the following specialty courts:

Mental Health Court

Provides mental health treatment instead of incarceration for eligible offenders with a diagnosed serious mental illness.

Drug Treatment Court

Provides intensive impatient and/or outpatient substance abuse treatment for eligible offenders suffering from serious and chronic substance abuse.