Homeless Court Process
Qualified providers advise eligible homeless individuals that Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court (MCRHC) is a way to address outstanding warrants and certain unresolved court matters.
- The provider submits an application to the MCRHC on behalf of the applicant once the applicant has been accepted into a provider program (providers have different program requirements but most include sobriety, housing, treatment, counseling, progress towards employment and community service hours).
- MCRHC receives the application and refers charges to appropriate Municipal/Justice Courts in Maricopa County for approval.
- If approved, the case is scheduled to be heard in MCRHC, once the applicant has met the program and community restitution requirements.
- Cases are combined and all charges are heard together at one time if the coordinator and program provider are in agreement, the cases can be heard in a piecemeal fashion if appropriate.
- The applicant comes to MCRHC with their case manager and reports on their program participation.
- If appropriate, the Judge quashes relevant warrants, fines and fees in exchange for completed community service hours.
- Cases are closed and legal barriers are removed.
Regional Homeless Court Coordinator
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