Treatment Courts


Our mission is to provide behavioral health, substance use treatment, and recovery services to individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and who have been identified as having a mental illness and/or substance use disorder. We provide an alternative to incarceration.

General Info

Tehama County Health Services Agency works in collaboration with Superior Court Judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to identify and enroll criminal offenders into substance use and behavioral health treatment programs. Our Treatment Court programs are available to both adults and juveniles meeting certain criteria. The current active Treatment Courts in Tehama County are Adult Drug Court, Behavioral Health Court, Family Treatment & Recovery Court, and Juvenile Behavioral Health Court.


  • Behavioral Health Court:

    Our Behavioral Health Court is designed to connect criminal defendants with diagnosed mental illness to treatment services in the community and reduce crime recidivism by providing treatment and case management services to persons struggling with mental illness and committing criminal offenses.

  • Adult Drug Court:

    Our Adult Drug Court provides Substance Use treatment, community supervision, drug testing, case management, education, and housing support to individuals convicted of a crime directly related to drug and/or alcohol use. Participants often have committed a felony and been sentenced to attend all drug court services in lieu of lengthy jail and/or prison time. While in drug court, participants are closely monitored by the Drug Court Judge with frequent court appearances, closely supervised by a dedicated probation officer, and are expected to participate in a comprehensive treatment program.

  • Family Treatment and Recovery Court:

    A voluntary treatment court program for parents whose children are in the custody of child protective services and who are struggling with substance abuse. The program includes substance use treatment, parenting education, drug testing, case management and housing support.

  • Juvenile Behavioral Health Court:

    Our Juvenile Behavioral Health Court program is designed to address the needs of youth ages fourteen (14) to seventeen (17) who have been identified with a Substance Use Disorder and who have extensive involvement in the criminal justice system. Working in collaboration with the Juvenile Probation department, program services include Substance Use Education, Treatment, Case Management, Life Skill training, Education Support and connection to community resources.


To be considered for one our treatment court programs you must be referred by your defense attorney and/or Tehama County Superior Court Judge.

All Treatment Court programs offer support and education groups to parents, family members and/or significant others. We encourage family members to get involved in the treatment and recovery of their loved one.