DeKalb Full Court Press Basketball Tournament
A Slam Dunk for Mental Health Recovery
Hosted by the DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition, Inc. (DCJTC), with support from law enforcement, first responders, legal entities, physicians, and other supporters in and around DeKalb County and metro Atlanta.
A double elimination basketball tournament and mental health awareness event.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the tournament will fund programs and services for participants in the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, Misdemeanor Mental Health Court (MMHC), including assistance with:
- Food and household items
- Academic related assistance
About DCJTC and the DeKalb County Magistrate Court Misdemeanor Mental Health Court:
DeKalb County, Georgia, is fortunate to have the longest running mental health court in Georgia. The Misdemeanor Mental Health Court has a mission to “decriminalize mentally ill offenders by offering treatment instead of incarceration” and has been committed to its mission since 2001. The DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition, Inc. (DCJTC) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, philanthropic arm and Advisory Council to the MMHC. The DCJTC is comprised of mental health care professionals such as psychiatrists, attorneys, treatment providers, National Alliance on Mental Illness representatives and family members of those challenged with mental illness, who work on behalf of the MMHC to ensure best practices that comply with codified mental health court standards.