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Criminal Justice Services

About Criminal Justice Services

Criminal Justice Services provide a full range of mental health services for individuals that are qualified for mental health services by Department of State Health Services standards and are engaged with the criminal justice system.


Adult Criminal Justice Programs consist of  Texas Correctional Office of Offenders with Mental and Medical impairments (TCOOMMI).

Eligibility Requirements

man with notebook or diary writing on city street Tri-County’s Criminal Justice Programs are available to:
  • Adults on felony probation in Montgomery and Liberty County

  • Adults on parole in Montgomery, Walker, and Liberty County
  • Adults on conditional bond for mental health treatment

Adult Criminal Justice Programs are not accessible by the general public. In order to participate in these programs, individuals must first be referred to the program by a probation or parole officer, clinical staff performing mental health assessments in the jail, or by court officials/defense counsel for a defendant found not competent to stand trial. Individuals that qualify for these programs are admitted without regard to ability to pay for the services.

Adult Service Locations

Montgomery County: 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd S., Conroe, TX 77304 Liberty2000 Panther Ln, Liberty, TX 77575  

Jail Diversion

Eligibility Requirements

  • Adults released from Montgomery, Walker or Liberty County Jail on conditional bond for mental health treatment
  • Qualifying Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Must not have previous assault on criminal record
  • Bond must be set under $10,000
  • Must be agreeable and have the means to comply with rules/regulations of program (Tri County Appointments, Bond Supervision Appointments, Random drug tests)
  • Must not have already been sentenced on current charges
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR)

Eligibility Requirements

At times, individuals who are charged with crimes lack the rational understanding of the legal proceedings, they are unable to aid in their own defense, and they are found incompetent to stand trial by court. In these circumstances, the cases can not legally proceed until the defendant participates in the Competency Restoration Program. This program can take place in a hospital setting, and some individuals may be eligible for Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare’s Outpatient Competency Restoration Program. Individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to participate in OCR at Tri-County.
  • Be approved for the program by the court
  • Determined incompetent to stand trial by the court
  • Not be at risk of danger to self or others
  • Must agree to comply with all treatment recommendations

OCR Program

Adults who have pending criminal charges may be deemed incompetent to stand trial by the Court. In such cases, defendants must first complete competency restoration legal training before their case can proceed. In most cases, individuals deemed incompetent to stand trial are required to complete their restoration in a hospital or they can be diverted to The Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) program. The OCR program allows defendants the opportunity to live at home or in a licensed assisted living group home while completing the required court-ordered treatment. The array of services provided by OCR include the following:
  • Psychiatric care by a licensed psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric medication
  • Transportation to psychiatric appointments
  • Transportation to bond supervision  and medical appointments
  • Ability to House participants in a Licensed Group Home for those not living in their own home
  • Transportation to all court dates and appointments with attorneys
  • If appropriate and allowed by the court, individuals can live at home while participating in the OCR program

For  more information about the OCR program, call the OCR Coordinator at 936-521-6446.

Juvenile Justice Services

Tri-County does not have a dedicated Juvenile Justice Program. If you have questions about Juvenile Justice Services they can be addressed through Child and Youth Services staff at 936-521-6301.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Criminal Justice Services?

TCOOMMI referrals are provided by TDCJ Continuity of Care, probation and parole officers.  Interested persons or family members should contact the probation or parole officer and ask to be referred to mental health services. Jail Diversion Contact Montgomery County Jail Liaison at 936-538-3490 or Walker or Liberty County 936-521-6412

Are Criminal Justice Services’ mental health services the same as other Tri-County services?

The type of services is the same because of State standards for mental health services; however, they differ in some areas: the amount of involvement of the probation/parole officer, individuals admitted to Criminal Justice Services are not placed on a waiting list for services, and services are provided to these individuals without regard to insurance or ability to pay for the services.

My family member (with a mental impairment) is in jail – what should I do?

If possible, obtain the services of an attorney and arrange for the person to be released from jail on bond. Criminal Justice Services staff cannot provide legal advice but can assist with mental health related concerns, such as continuation of medications while in jail or links to services when released.

My family member, who is a Tri-County client, is in jail – what should I do?

Contact the Tri-County Case Manager who works with the family member to coordinate continuity of care medication services while in jail and continuation of services upon release.

Who can I contact for more information?

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