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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: County Mental Health Law Plan

The County Mental Health Law Plan (CMHLP) seeks to offer pilot program counties JCMH technical assistance, tools, and resources including a checklist and template to support their work in creating such a County Mental Health Law Plan over a six-month period. The goals of the pilot are to determine if creating such a plan encourages discussions that add collaboration, efficiency, cost-savings, and accountability to county mental health law systems.

Counties will participate in four topic-based webinars that are also available in the JCMH Video Library. After the webinars, the JCMH staff will visit each county for a workshop.

El Paso, Henderson, Burnet, Burleson, Hays, Medina, Duval, and Travis Counties are currently participating.

Reimagining Justice Podcast

The Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health brings you an inside look at the individuals working to improve the lives of those at the intersection of mental health and justice in our state. We sit down with Texas mental health stakeholders and delve into their personal stories, experiences, and insights in the field. Listen in as we highlight their work and initiatives aimed at advancing mental health support and addressing the challenges in the criminal justice system. LISTEN TO ALL EPISODES HERE!

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