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Bench Book Committee

The Texas Mental Health and Intellectual and Development Disabilities Law Bench Book is a procedural guide for Texas judges hearing cases regarding persons with mental illness and/or IDD, developed by the JCMH and numerous contributing authors and editors including the Bench Book Committee. 

  • Hon. Camile DuBose, Chair
    Medina County, 38th Judicial District
  • Hon. Bill Boyce
    Fourteenth Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Nelda Cacciotti
    Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
  • Leah Davies, L.M.S.W.
    Strategic Health Alliance
  • Hon. Rex Davis
    Tenth Court of Appeals
  • Alyse Ferguson
    Collin County Mental Health Managed Counsel
  • Courtney Harvey, Ph.D.
    Texas Health and Human Services
  • Hon. Nancy Hohengarten
    County Court at Law #5, Travis County
  • Collen Horton, M.P.A
    Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • Trina Ita, L.P.C.
    Texas Health and Human Services
  • Hon. David Jahn
    Denton County Probate Court
  • Nelson Jarrin, J.D.
    Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Floyd Jennings, J.D., Ph.D.
    Harris County Public Defender's Office
  • Lee Johnson
    Texas Council of Community Centers
  • Louise Joy, J.D.
    Joy & Young, LLP
  • Beth Lawson, M.B.A
    StarCare Specialty Health System
  • Chris Lopez, J.D.
    Texas Health and Human Services
  • Beth Mitchell, J.D.
    Disability Rights Texas
  • Hon. Roxanne Nelson
    Burnett County Precinct 1
  • Hon. Charles P. Reynolds
    Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
  • Sian Schilhab, J.D.
    Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Brian Shannon, J.D.
    Texas Tech School of Law
  • David Slayton, M.P.A.
    Office of Court Administration
  • Hon. Polly Jackson Spencer
    Bexar County Probate Court
  • Hon. Ryan Turner
    Texas Municipal Court Educators
  • Will Turner
    Texas Commission on Jail Standards
  • Amanda Vasquez
    TDCJ Reentry & Integration Division
  • Steve Wohleb, J.D.
    Texas Hospital Association

As of October 2018