Tarrant County Public Safety Employees Treatment Court with Hon. Chuck Vanover, Courtney Young, & Sydney Howard
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
2d ago
In this episode, we are joined by Judge of Tarrant County Criminal Court 8 Hon. Chuck Vanover, Program Manager Courtney Young, and Caser Manager Sydney Howard. They tell us about the Tarrant County Public Safety Employees Treatment Court. The program is designed to divert eligible public safety employees out of the traditional criminal justice process and into appropriate rehabilitative alternatives. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinion ..read more
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Libraries for Health with Dr. Sandra Smith and Abena Asante
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
2d ago
In this episode, we are joined by JCMH Collaborative Councilmember Dr. Sandra Smith, the Vice President of Via Hope, and Abena Asante, a Senior Program Officer at St. David's Foundation. They tell us about the Libraries for Health initiative. This program places peer support specialists in public libraries in eight different Central Texas communities. In this episode, our guests talk about a "Storybook" which you can find here. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: T ..read more
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Rural Diversion with Sergeant Shawn Edwards
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
3M ago
In this episode, we are joined by JCMH Collaborative Councilmember Sergeant Shawn Edwards, the lead of the Burleson County Sheriff's Office Crisis Intervention Team. He tells us about the county's diversion program and his experience starting the program in a rural community. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the JCMH, the Supreme Court of ..read more
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Multisystemic Therapy (MST) with Bailey Hagler
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Bailey Hagler, the Community Based Mental Health Director for StarCare Lubbock. She introduces us to Multisystem Therapy (MST), an intense, family-focused and community-based treatment program with the goal of rehabilitating juvenile offenders. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the JCMH, the Supreme Court of ..read more
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Diversion Center with Denise Oncken and Wayne Young
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
In this episode, we are joined by two JCMH Commissioners: Denise Oncken, the Mental Health Bureau Chief at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and Wayne Young, the Chief Executive Officer of The Harris Center for mental Health and IDD. They introduce us to the Harris County Diversion Center, which just celebrated its 5th year. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views ..read more
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The Sentencing Foundation with Judge Stephanie Sawyer
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Hon. Stephanie Sawyer, a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge and the Founder and Board Chair of The Sentencing Foundation. Since 2018, Judge Sawyer has been at the forefront of innovation by utilizing a program she developed: Resource-Based Sentencing & Supervision. Her program is meant to reduce mass incarceration and recidivism by providing re-entry resources to defendants and creating a system of accountability. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "R ..read more
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GEMS Program and Juvenile Mental Health Court with Hon. Cyndi Wheless
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
WARNING: This episode contains discussion related to bullying, sexual assault, suicide, childhood trauma, and human trafficking. Some listeners may want to skip this episode and catch up with us for the next one. In this episode, we are joined by Judge Cynthia Wheless, the Presiding Judge of the 417th District Court in Collin County. Judge Wheless tells us how and why she created the GEMS (Girl’s Empowerment Mentoring Support) Program and a Juvenile Mental Health Court. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject ..read more
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Whole Person Project with Kirk Noaker
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
For our very first episode of Reimagining Justice, we are joined by Kirk Noaker, Senior Specialist of Mental Health & Criminal Justice at the Arc of Texas. Kirk talks to us about the Whole Person Project, which seeks to expand access to quality mental health services for adult Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Links: Whole Person Project videos  Whole Person Project background If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice ..read more
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Peer Navigator Project with Anthony Graves
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Anthony Graves, the Director of Community Outreach at the Harris County Public Defender's Office. He introduces us to the Peer Navigator Project, which he started on his own before bringing the program to Harris County. Graves tells the story of his wrongful conviction and the 18 years he spent incarcerated. He is now using that experience to connect people who are currently incarcerated with peers. Anthony's book: Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul If you have an innovation in mental ..read more
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CIRT and CORE with Sergeant Rico Gomez
Reimagining Justice: Exploring Texas Innovations in Mental Health
by Texas JCMH
4M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Sergeant Rico Gomez with the Harris County Sheriff's Office's Behavioral Health Unit. He introduces us to Harris County's CIRT (Crisis Intervention Response Team) and CORE (Clinician Office Remote Evaluation) programs and tells us how they have improved Harris County's response to calls with a mental health nexus. If you have an innovation in mental health that you'd like to see on the podcast, email JCMH@txcourts.gov with the subject line "Reimagining Justice." *Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represe ..read more
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