Graduation Rate

The current completion rate for Deschutes County's Mental Health Court (MHC) is 82 percent (as of June 1, 2012). This standard has minimally fluctuated since the program's inception in 2002. Since this time, there have been a total of 100 MHC participants.

Recidivism Rate

Recidivism rate, or re-offense rate, is defined as “no new felony or misdemeanor charges within one year of graduation.” As of June 1, 2012, Deschutes County’s MHC program has a current recidivism rate of:

  • 17 percent for 1 year post-graduation
  • 25 percent for 3 years post-graduation

Similar programs throughout the state utilize a different standard for determining recidivism rates which is "no new felony or misdemeanor convictions within one year of graduation." As of June 1, 2012, based on this standard, MHC has a current recidivism rate of:

  • 0.03 percent at one year
  • 10 percent at three years.