Accredited by The Joint Commission, Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) primarily serves men in need of court-ordered mental health competency evaluations, treatment to competency services, and treatment as the result of being found not guilty of criminal activity by reason of mental illness. A geropsychiatric treatment unit assesses and treats elderly men and women who suffer from emotional and neurological conditions that affect behavior. The Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center provides mental health services to teen boys referred from the Department of Corrections. The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) serves individuals living with a serious and persistent mental illness (examples: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder). It provides coordinated professional care and treatment in the individual's home or other community setting that includes a broad range of services to meet the individual's unique personal needs, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery. The program’s goal is to enable patients to live successfully in the community and avoid hospitalizations.