Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Homeless Courts

Special court sessions held in a local shelter or other community site which help homeless people resolve outstanding misdemeanor criminal warrants (principally "quality of life" infractions such as unauthorized removal of a shopping cart, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and sleeping on a sidewalk or bench). Outstanding warrants interfere with a homeless person's reintegration into society, deter them from using social services and impede their access to employment. The court addresses quality-of-life offenses that have gone to warrant and provides sentencing, involving participation in treatment and community service, that can clear the offense.

Mental Health Courts

State courts that handle LPS conservatorships and cases which involve psychiatric evaluations, investigations, hearings and trials related to the involuntary detention of people who are alleged to have severe emotional problems and who are unable or unwilling to seek voluntary care for themselves.

Small Claims Courts

State courts that hear civil cases involving no more than $5,000 and which require parties to the action to present their own cases. The judge hears both sides and renders a judgment.