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Conference follows Criminal Justice

Conference Program

The 2018 Mental Health Conference is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Curriculum Committee and funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. For their attendance, participants will earn 6 hours of continuing education credits.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018


12:00 to 1:00 PM - Lunch, provided

1:00 to 1:15 PM - Introduction Hon. Jeff Brown, Hon. Barbara Hervey
1:15 to 2:00 PM - Mental Health Legislative Update, Professor Brian Shannon
2:15 to 3:15 PM - Symptoms, Diagnoses and Treatment Options, Dr. Carol Nati
3:30 to 4:30 PM - What Do We Do With Screening and Assessment Tools? Hon. Elizabeth Leonard 

5:00 to 6:30 PM - Networking Reception

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Practical Implementation of Mental Health Procedures, Mr. David Slayton (moderator), Hon. Nelda Cacciotti, Hon. Ellen Salyers, Hon. Roxanne Nelson (panelists)
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Diversion for Special Populations, Hon. Brent Carr
11:00 to 12:00 PM - What Resources Are Out There and How Can Judges Use Them?  Hon. Drue Farmer, Mr. Lee Johnson
12:00 to 12:15 PM - Closing Remarks, Mr. Gordan Hartman

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