Notice: New Directions is changing its name to US Court Assessments. Rest assured, you'll get the same high quality assessment services.

Mental Health Assessment

These assessments are often used for court cases, such as disorderly conduct or domestic violence offenses. In other situations, this assessment is used to evaluate people with severe PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other disorders which might cause the judge to be concerned. It allows the court to determine if a long-term treatment plan is a better option than when making plea bargaining or sentencing considerations.

A Mental Health Assessment helps determine if any underlying mental health factors may have been a significant factor in the alleged offense. This type of assessment is essential to creating an appropriate treatment plan and reducing repeat offenses in cases where mental health conditions exist.


(Weekday standard service - completed 5 business days after the interview, rush services available)

Note: You will be transferred to our New Directions website at New Directions Substance and Behavioral Services to complete your assessment.

How Assessments Work

Complete the Questionnaire

After registering for an account and selecting the appropriate assessment, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that can be completed in 10 to 20 minutes. Your evaluator will review your responses in preparation for your interview.

Complete the Interview

After you complete your questionnaire online, contact US Court Assessments to set up your interview. The interview will take about 40-50 minutes and can be completed from wherever is convenient for you. We have rush services available for customers on a deadline.

Receive the Report

Your report will be emailed to you in 5 business days, or sooner with rush selected. From there, you can review the results and share them with your attorney and court officials. Keep in mind, that you will be able to see your results before you share them.

Some assessments may require an extra step or two, depending on the requirements of the state or requesting authority. If you need any support as you go through the process, just email us at or call (833) 446-3100.

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