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Judicial Summit on Mental Health

“Keep Up the Great Work! I believe that since JCMH came on board, we have seen many improvements to the criminal justice system especially in the areas of dealing with those who enter our criminal justice system and have been identified as having some type of behavior health issues. THANK YOU ALL for your commitment.” ―2021 Summit participant

JCMH hosted its fifth annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health, November 2nd through 4th, 2022. The Summit was held in person and virtual. For the first time, the JCMH presented two tracks on the second day of the conference: juvenile and adult.

Attendees included judges from all levels of the judiciary, academia, law enforcement, advocacy groups, prosecutors, defense attorneys, mental health and IDD service providers, representatives from various state agencies, policymakers, persons with lived experience, and many others. 2022 topics included Assisted Outpatient Treatment Courts, Trauma-Responsive Approach to the Justice System, What Courts Need to Know About the TEA and Accessing Appropriate Services, Effectively Utilizing Civil Law & Community Services in Mental Health and IDD Cases, and featured multiple innovative programs from across the state.