The MCRHC began as a collaboration among the Phoenix, Tempe and Glendale Municipal Courts in 2006. With the support of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Superior Court, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and recent legislation passed by the State Legislature and Governor, the MCRHC has expanded to allow participation by all 26 Justice Courts in Maricopa County and all 23 Municipal Courts in Maricopa County and is now identified as the Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court (MCRHC).
MCRHC brings the homeless and the courts together in one location. Participants must have a qualifying misdemeanor offense such as Loitering, Traffic (parking), Trespassing or any other minor, victimless offense.
The court, prosecution and defense participate in reviewing eligibility for MCRHC. Generally, MCRHC can only resolve misdemeanor, victimless offenses and warrants for cases filed in Municipal and Justice Courts within Maricopa County.
The typical sentence imposed to satisfy outstanding fines, fees and warrants involves completion of required community service hours and an approved transitional care provider program. MCRHC is held the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM at the Human Service Campus (204 South 12th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona).
Regional Homeless Court Coordinator
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