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Judicial Mental Health Advocate

THIS OFFICE IS NO LONGER THE GENERAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE. IF YOU NEED GENERAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL OUR VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE AT 712-957-0031.

MH Advocate Abby is the Judicial Mental Health Advocate for opens in a new windowCare Connections of Northern Iowa and Sioux Rivers Mental Health and Disability Service Regions; Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Sioux and Emmet Counties in Northwest Iowa.

The Mental Health Advocate is appointed by the Court to advocate for persons under a mental health court commitment per Chapter 229opens PDF file of the Iowa Code. When an advocate is assigned, the advocate assists people with the following:

  • Understanding and following the court’s commitment order
  • Providing information regarding the rights of a committed person
  • Giving Support, answering questions, investigating concerns and making needed referrals
  • Informing the court if the services of an attorney are necessary

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The Mental Health Advocate position requires significant travel, therefore voicemail is available. Please feel free to leave a message and your call will be returned.

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Abby Wallin, MS
MH Advocate

O'Brien County Courthouse
155 S Hayes P.O. Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Phone: 712-957-5985
24-Hour Crisis: 844-345-4569

Email: awallin@obriencounty.iowa.gov

Due to travel required by the Mental Health Advocate position, appointments should be scheduled in advance if possible. Office hours are subject to change.