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COVID-19 Resources

The JCMH has compiled a summary of resources available regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus and the legal system. 

Please note that the JCMH is not endorsing any of the opinions below but instead providing a repository for information sharing during the period when emergency orders are in effect.

Supreme Court/CCA Emergency Orders Affecting Mental Health Cases

For Courts

Guidance for Probate Courts and Courts Hearing MH Cases

Office of Court Administration

National Center for State Courts

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Texas Association of Counties

Texas Center for Disability Studies

Texas Justice Court Training Center

Texas Municipal Courts Education Center


For Specialty Courts



For Attorneys

State Bar of Texas

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Texas District and County Attorney Association

Other Helpful Links


For Jails


For LMHAs and Service Providers COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Guidance to Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Providers — Clinical Eligibility Extended: In accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, HHSC will extend YES Waiver eligibility for enrolled individuals whose eligibility would otherwise expire during the emergency period. Any clinical eligibility scheduled to expire from March 13, 2020, through June 30, 2020, will automatically be extended for 90 days through a system change in CMBHS. No action is required on the part of YES Waiver providers.

New Resources from the CDC: 

Public Health

Center for Disease Control

Texas Department of State Health Services

 National Center for State Courts

University of Houston Law Center

Mental Health

HHSC Office of Mental Health Coordination

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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