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Round Table Discussion Groups

Round Table discussions are designed to address key issues affecting mental health and IDD law and the courts that hear those cases. The discussions are usually a half-day program facilitated by a subject-matter and legal expert, The topics vary and the number of Round Tables hosted each year varies according to the interest of stakeholders and issues demanding attention. JCMH has hosted several round tables to discuss topics including:

    • Emergency Detentions (formed in 2018 to address next steps post expired emergency detention orders);
    • Critical Points (formed in 2019 to address the Sequential Intercept Model); and
    • Eliminate the Wait (formed in 2021 to address the Competency Restoration Waitlist).
    • Children's Mental Health: a collaboration between the Texas Children’s Commission and the JCMH to discuss current issues in children's mental health (June 24, 2022).
    • Complex Emergency Detention Issues: the Round Table provided a forum for stakeholders from law enforcement, the judiciary, and the state hospital system to identify barriers in the emergency detention process and to collaboratively design solutions (December 14, 2022).