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, substance use disorders, or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Top 10 takeaways from the 2022 Judicial Summit on Mental Health
"It seems every year this conference gets better and more relevant. Thank you for all the hard work in providing this amazing conference!" —2022 JCMH Summit participant
The Fifth Annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health was held on November 2-4, 2022. Nearly 1,400 judges and stakeholders attended in person and online. Our registrants were from 187 Texas counties, 18 states, and two countries. The JCMH identified 10 learning points and key ideas to help you continue your work and implement new strategies and practices inspired by the Summit.
Grayson County Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshop - June 2022
"It was an amazing day and a half—a springboard to the future." Sheriff Tom Watt, Grayson County
The JCMH put on a SIM Mapping workshop in Grayson County on June 9 - 10, 2022. Grayson County is one of three counties in Texas to receive a grant from the JCMH to hire a Community Diversion Coordinator.
The workshop was hosted by 59th District Court Judge Larry Phillips, Grayson County Court at Law No. 1 Judge James Henderson, Grayson County Community Diversion Coordinator Elizabeth Groves, and Texoma Community Center CEO Dr. Diana Cantu.
Eliminate the Wait Toolkit
It is time to right size competency restoration services for Texans by taking a holistic approach to this challenge. The Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission asks judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, sheriffs and jail staff, police, and behavioral health providers to join their collaborative effort to change how Texas serves people at the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. We all have a role to play to ELIMINATE THE WAIT.
This toolkit includes a set of strategies that stakeholders can implement to help ELIMINATE THE WAIT for inpatient competency restoration services in Texas.