December 17th, 2015
Dear Friend of Mendocino County Drug Courts,
The Friends of Drug Court (FDC) is a non-profit volunteer organization which supports participants in the Adult Drug Court (ADC), Family Dependency Drug Court (FDDC), and the newest Therapeutic Court, the Behavioral Health Court (BHC). FDC provides financial assistance, when no other resources are available, for needed goods and services.
On April 1st, 2015, the BHC, was formalized with an implementation grant from the Edward Byrnes Justice Assistance Grant Fund. The BHC works with defendants who have mental health issues and who are self-medicating with substances. This use of substances may lead to criminal behavior and constant recycling through the judicial system. The BHC has been successful in providing wrap around services participants require to live independently and reduce recidivism.
Read the complete appeal letter: December 17, 2015 – fund raising appeal