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JCMH's technical assistance includes Peer-to-Peer Networking, enabling judges and attorneys to connect and learn from each other’s experiences. This networking is a type of mentoring relationship between peers who are in the same or similar role, but one person has more experience than the other in a particular area and can provide support as well as knowledge and skills transfer.
Mentors will have knowledge, skill, or experience in a specialized area of implementing policies and procedures within the justice system that improve the lives of individuals with mental health needs, substance abuse disorders, or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Mentors are expected to provide an initial consultation, and at least one follow-up discussion with the mentee.
Mentees are engaged and committed to gaining the ability to implement such changes in their own role and county.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in participating in our Peer-to-Peer Networking program.
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.