Texas Counties and Mental Health: Changes and Challenges

July 21 - 22, 2022

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681

For more information contact Ashley Royer or Regan Frugé at (800) 456-5974.

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681

Sponsored by:
The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Overview
According to a recent report from the Texas Judicial Council, approximately 1 million Texans experience serious mental illness in a given year. Also reported, up to 24 percent of Texas inmates have mental health needs. Throughout the state, the responsibility to effectively deal with a rising mental health crisis, as well as shoulder its financial burden, often falls to the court system.

Attendees, specifically judiciary and sheriffs, will learn about the nature of mental illnesses in the courts, how to create important partnerships and will hear a number of success stories that could be emulated in other areas.

Who Should Attend
County Judges
Justices of the Peace
Sheriffs

Registration Information
Constitutional County Judges and Sheriffs: Register on this page. There is no registration fee.

Justices of the Peace: Registration will open in early 2022at www.tjctc.org.

Reimbursement for County Judges
This program is partially funded by a Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant administered by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In accordance with the grant guidelines, judges may be reimbursed for attendance to this conference, the Fall Judicial Education Session, the Spring Judicial Education Session or Texas College of Probate Judges, up to $750 total per fiscal year.

All travel reservations made through third party vendors (Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Booking.com, etc.) cannot be reimbursed. For more information on reimbursement, please call Ashley Royer at (800) 456-5974.

Reimbursements must be submitted to TAC within 60 days of the event. Any reimbursement received after 60 days will not be reimbursed.

Reimbursement may be provided for county judges only.

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 7868

For reservations, book your room online or call (512) 733-6767 and request space in the Texas Association of Counties room block. Rooms at the group rate of $102 and are limited so please make your reservation as soon as possible. The deadline for this guaranteed room rate is July 7, 2022.

The Welcome Reception is on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 21
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
12-1 p.m. Lunch Provided
1-5 p.m. General Session
5 p.m. Welcome Reception
Friday, July 22
7 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m.-12 p.m. General Session

*Agenda is subject to change

The Mental Health Conference provides 8 hours of judicial education credit for constitutional county judges. Hours for justices of the peace and sheriffs are pending approval.

Continuing Education Type Hours
Judges 8
Justices of the Peace Pending
Sheriffs Pending

Please email Regan Frugé to cancel your conference registration. You may also fax a notice of cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

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