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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Misdemeanor Mental Health Court

Judge Rhathelia Stroud  Rhathelia Stroud is the presiding judge of the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court. She served as presiding judge and director of the DTC for seven years. She has served as a Magistrate Court Judge for nine years.


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Read our success story featuring Rochelle Payton and learn how she exceeded the expectations of the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court. This story is a wonderful example of what individuals participating in this program can and have accomplished.

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  The Misdemeanor Mental Health Court (MMHC), formerly the Diversion Treatment Court, is the longest running mental health court of its kind in Georgia. Established in 2001 as a pre-plea diversion program, the MMHC is currently a post-plea state certified accountability court. In the MMHC program, defendants agree to participate in a treatment program designed to meet their individual needs. The treatment plan is developed by the court's social worker, reviewed and discussed with the team and approved by the judge.

Watch A Video Overview of The MMHC

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