Specialty Courts

The BCSAO participates in a number of specialty courts that provide treatment-based alternatives to eligible non-violent 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 non-violent offenders with a diagnosed serious mental illness.

Drug Treatment Court

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