Specialty Courts

The Municipal Court, in partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office and Public Defender’s Office, has specialty problem-solving courts that rely on evidence-based best practices and procedures to provide long-term solutions for offenders.

Homeless Court

Recent state legislation placed administrative supervision of the regional homeless court under the authority of the Maricopa County Superior Court. Please refer to the Superior Court regional homeless court website for the most current information regarding the regional homeless court.

Veterans Court

Veterans Court is a problem-solving alternative court that addresses the unique needs of defendants who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  The goal of Veterans Court is to restore veterans to being successful, contributing members of the community by ensuring that veterans entering the criminal justice system make contact with specific programs to address the root causes of the behavior that resulted in the veteran becoming a defendant in the criminal justice system. Click here for more information on Veterans Court

Mental Health Court

The Mental Health Court is a problem-solving alternative court setting for the unique needs of individuals with certain mental illnesses. The many goals of Mental Health Court include: reduced recidivism and incarceration of individuals with mental illness through early intervention, and increased treatment engagement, collaboration and coordination with criminal justice, mental health and other community partners. Click here for more information on Mental Health Court