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2019 Judicial Summit on Mental Health

Summit Agenda

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Plenary, General Session 1

Mental Health Laws: Highlights and Legislative Updates

Moderator: Hon. Bill Boyce, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson; Panelists: Hon. Roxanne Nelson, Justice of the Peace, Burnet County Precinct 1; Hon. Ryan Kellus Turner, Executive Director, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center; Hon. Guy Herman, Judge, Travis County Probate Court; Hon. David Jahn, Associate Judge, Denton County Probate Court; Brian Shannon, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Law, Texas Tech University

Plenary, General Session 2

A View from the State Hospital System 

Presentation provided by Dr. Matthew Faubion, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Plenary, General Session 3

Jail-Based and Outpatient Competency Restoration Panel Discussion: Successful Programs

Moderator: Dr. Courtney Harvey, State Mental Health Coordinator & Associate Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Panelists: Hon. Drue Farmer, Judge, County Court at Law No. 2, Lubbock County; Hon. Nelda Cacciotti, Judicial Staff Counsel, Mental Health Magistrate, Tarrant County; Lucrece Pierre-Carr, Manager, Crisis Services Unit, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; La Quinta Swan, Forensic Subject Matter Expert, Crisis Services Unit, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Plenary, General Session 4

Secondary Trauma

Presentation provided by Hon. Edward Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station Municipal Court

Plenary, General Session 5

Critical Points from Lived Experience: A Tool for Judges

Presentation provided by Adrienne Kennedy, President, National Board of Directors, National Alliance on Mental Illness; and John Petrila, Vice-President of Adult Policy, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Best Practices for Rural Counties: Track 1

Best Practices for Rural Counties: The Benefits of Psychiatric Advance Directives and other Planning Tools 

Presentation provided by Laurie Hallmark, Mental Health Programs Team Manager, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

 

Best Practices for Rural Counties: Track 2

Best Practices for Rural Counties: Crisis Intervention Teams in Rural Areas

Presentation provided by Lt. Scott Soland, President, Texas CIT Association

Best Practices for Rural Counties: Track 3

Best Practices for Rural Counties: Mental Health Programs - Best Practices and Practical Solutions

Presentation provided by Hon. Roxanne Nelson, Justice of the Peace, Burnet County Precinct 1; Hon. Kirk Noaker, Magistrate, Burnet County; Alyse Ferguson, Chief Attorney, Collin County Mental Health Managed Counsel Program

Best Practices for Urban Counties: Track 1

Best Practices for Urban Counties: Mental Health Jail Diversion - Policies and Best Practices

Presentation provided by Kim Ogg, District Attorney, Harris County; Denise Oncken, Mental Health Bureau Chief, Harris County District Attorney’s Office; Wayne Young, CEO, The Harris Center

Best Practices for Urban Counties: Track 2

Best Practices for Urban Counties: Mental Health and Magistration - A New Approach

Presentation provided by Michael Young, Chief Public Defender, Bexar County Public Defender’s Office

Best Practices for Urban Counties: Track 3

Best Practices for Urban Counties: The Benefits of Psychiatric Advance Directives and other Planning Tools

Presentation provided by Laurie Hallmark, Mental Health Programs Team Manager, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

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