Courts & Jails

Services to Courts and Jails

Forensic Mental Health Services, a program of Behavioral Health Network, Inc., provides mental health expertise to the Courts in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. We also provide services to the Men's and Woman's jail in Hampden County.  Services are provided to both adult and juvenile populations.

Services to District and Superior Courts

  • Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
  • Criminal Responsibility Evaluations
  • Aid in Sentencing Evaluations
  • Probationers' need for Treatment
  • Evaluations for Civil Commitment of Mentally Ill Person
  • Consultation and Training to Courts and Probation Departments
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Serve as liason between the Criminal Justice System and the Mental Health System, including public and private hospitals and community agencies.

Springfield District Court Clinic                                    Holyoke District Court Clinic                            

50 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103                        20 Court Plaza, Holyoke, MA 0l040                  

Tel.: 413-748-7701                                                     Tel.: 413-538-6006                                           


Northampton District Court Clinic

15 Gothic Street, Northampton, MA 0l060

Tel.: 413-586-8413

Services provided to the following District Courts: Athol, Berkshire, Chicopee, Eastern Hampshire, Great Barrington, Greenfield, North Adams, Orange, Palmer, Pittsfield, and Westfield.

Services provided to the following Superior Courts: Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin 


Services to Juvenile Courts

  • CHINS Evaluations
  • Evaluations of Delinquents (68a)
  • Care and Protection Evaluations
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Consultation to Judges and Probation Department
  • Treatment Services are provided in those cases where other community services are not available/appropriate

In addition, the court clinic staff facilitates groups for adolescents and provides training to doctoral and masters level students.

Springfield Juvenile Court Clinic                      Holyoke Juvenile Court Clinic             

80 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103            121 Elm Street, Holyoke, MA 01040   

Tel. 413-748-7698                                          Tel. 413-532-3632                              


Hadley Juvenile Court Clinic                              Greenfield Juvenile Court Clinic

116 Russel Street, Route9, Hadley, MA 01035   106 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

 Tel. 413-584-7686                                            Tel. 413-775-0014

Services to Jails

  • Crisis Interventions
  • Assessment of Inmates
  • Consultation and Training to Correctional and Medical Staff
  • Evaluation of need for inpatient hospitalization
  • Discharge Planning for DMH eligible individuals

Services include the Evaluation and Stabilization Unit, which provides psychiatric inpatient and respite levels of care to individuals incarcerated.


Hampden County Correctional Center                        Women’s Correctional Center

627 Randall Road, Ludlow, MA 01056                       701 Center Street, Chicopee, MA 01013

413-547-8000 Ext. 2364                                           413-730-6800