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).
JCMH Tools & Resources
Texas Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Bench Book
The statutes discussed in this Bench Book provide a baseline for procedures aimed at identifying and addressing the needs of persons with mental health challenges or IDD.
Leading Change: Improving Courts' Response to Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Needs
Mental Health Resources
"The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provides high quality, nonpartisan and objective policy research and development to improve mental health services in Texas."
"Working collaboratively, we can change the patterns of mental illness across Texas, especially for marginalized populations."