Eligibility Criteria

  • Significant, documented mental illness. All applicants will undergo psychiatric evaluation.
  • Current offense must be related to mental illness. Misdemeanors and non-violent, low level felony offenses will be considered. Some prior criminal history is acceptable. However, offenders with violent or injurious felony history, significant assaultive history, or drug distribution history will not be considered. All criminal history is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must be a Denton County resident with a permanent address and remain a Denton County resident throughout the program.
  • Must be employed, seeking employment, enrolled in school, or participating in an approved community project.