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Effective November 22, 2021, the wearing of face masks is required for all court employees under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, or an individuals entering any courtroom or court facility under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, including all Magisterial District Court, the office of Court Administration, the Domestic Relations Building, and the offices of Adult Probation and Pretrial Services, unless fully vaccinated, pursuant to Administrative Order 2021-20.

Pursuant to CDC guidelines residents, employees and visitors to the Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center, including juvenile detention and treatment, must wear masks irrespective of vaccination status. Irrespective of vaccination status, all individuals who enter a courtroom in which a resident of the Juvenile Justice Center and/or treatment center is present must wear a mask.

More information is available on our
Judicial Emergency Orders and COVID-19 Information page.

Mental Health Review Program

The Mental Health Review Officer serves Northampton County at the direction of the President Judge. Under the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, individuals who are dangerous to themselves or others because of mental illness are subjected to involuntary treatment, including hospitalization. Constitutional standards of due process are satisfied by hearings, with notice and opportunity to be heard. The Public Defender serves as attorney for the individual. Testimony is received to insure compliance with the Act and for the protection of each person's individual rights. The Act provides for a variety of commitments and each requires Court approval.

Tracking address: Tracking code - do not email: crt20-ccajci@shom.nccpa.org (do not email this address - tracking purposes only)