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The Judicial Commission on Mental Health was created by a joint order of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The mission of the Judicial Commission on Mental Health is to engage and empower court systems through collaboration, education, and leadership, thereby improving the lives of individuals with mental health needs and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

2021 JCMH Meeting Dates:

Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

10 am - 2 pm

Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

12 - 1 pm

Collaborative Council Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

12 - 1 pm

Collaborative Council Meeting

October 14 & 15, 2021

4th Annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health


2020 Judicial Summit on Mental Health

The 2020 JCMH Summit video replays are live! Check out session videos and resource materials from the Summit.

Spotlight: Texas Counties' Innovations in Mental Health Treatment

The Office of Court Administration produced a video to highlight four Texas counties' efforts to improve their mental health systems. 

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