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January 2024 Commission Meeting

2023 Judicial Summit on Mental Health – Galveston, TX

September 2023 Hidalgo County Youth SIM Mapping

May 2023 Commission Meeting

April 2023 San Patricio County SIM Mapping

2022 Judicial Summit on Mental Health - Grapevine, TX

2021 Judicial Summit on Mental Health - Georgetown, TX

JCMH & Children's Commission Children's Mental Health Round - June 2022, Austin, TX

2020 Judicial Summit on Mental Health - Virtual

2019 Judicial Summit on Mental Health - San Marcos, Texas

Our Mission

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).

VIDEO: Mental Health Court Webinar

Do you want to start a mental health court in your county but don't know where to begin?

Watch the replay of our May 31, 2023 webinar. JCMH Jurist-in-Residence Judge Brent Carr explains what a mental health court is and how it can help your community, then answers audience questions about how to get started.

We also showed an in-depth video to give you guidance on starting your own mental health court program. Three experts explain how they started their courts and how to keep them running smoothly. From understanding the concept of a mental health court to finding funding and registering the court, we walk you through the process.

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