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Our JCMH team facilitates virtual or in-person meetings between judges, mental or behavioral health experts, lawyers, and other stakeholders to implement policies and procedures within the justice system that improves the lives of individuals with mental health needs, substance abuse disorders, or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). JCMH staff may participate and offer feedback, when appropriate. These meetings may include connecting Judges with Trauma Informed specialists, defense attorneys with state hospital representatives, or coordinators with local mental health authorities. Our team can assist with helping courts locate external sources of technical assistance and training.
To request assistance with facilitating a planning meeting, complete the form below.
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). While we recognize and understand you or a loved one may be facing mental health struggles, the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health does not provide legal advice and cannot make any referrals to, or promote any provider of, mental health services. We encourage individuals who are seeking legal counsel to contact the State Bar, and individuals who are seeking mental health services to contact your Local Mental Health Authority.