Resource Court

Newton County Resource Court

The Newton County Resource Court is a collaborative court designed to address the needs of individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness who have committed criminal act(s) and who are being prosecuted for those acts by the Newton County District Attorney's office.  The Resource Court provides treatment to court participants in conjunction with community supervision by the Sheriff's Department and Probation Officers and drug testing to address the underlying causes of criminal activity and recidivism.  For more information see our August Newsletter.

Basic Requirements

- Newton County resident

- Diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness or a co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder

- Unresolved charges or pending probation revocation

- Charges for the following are not allowed: murder, armed robbery, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated child molestation, and child molestation.
 

Please find below the referral form for the Resource Court.  All referral forms and questions regarding the Resource Court should be sent to Robert Pelfrey, Court Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Referral Form

pdf Newton Handbook