Mental Health Court


Proceedings for Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluation and Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment

Judicial officers preside over proceedings for court-ordered mental health evaluation (“COE”) and court-ordered mental health treatment (“COT”) at Valleywise Health’s behavioral health centers in Mesa, Phoenix, and Maryvale, as well as the Arizona State Hospital and the downtown court complex.  These proceedings are governed by Chapter 5 of Title 36, Arizona Revised Statutes.  For more information about COE and COT proceedings, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

If you or someone you know is facing a behavioral health crisis, call the Central Arizona Crisis Line (serves Maricopa County), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (602) 222-9444 or (800) 631-1314 (toll free) or (800) 327-9254 (TTY/TDD).

For a comprehensive list of local and national resources, or for information to help children and students, please visit the Public Health website.


Probate and Mental Health Presiding Judge
Jay Polk


Keith B. Kaplan
Probate and Mental Health Administrator
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