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 TCOOMMIAdult Criminal Justice Programs consist of Texas Correctional Office of Offenders with Mental and Medical impairments (TCOOMMI).
Eligibility RequirementsTri-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 LocationsMontgomery County: 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd S., Conroe, TX 77304 Liberty: 2000 Panther Ln, Liberty, TX 77575
- 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 RequirementsAt 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.
- Have a psychiatric or substance use diagnosis
- 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
Adult defendants who are found by the court to be not legally competent to stand trial and diverted to outpatient competency restoration. This allows defendants to be treated on an outpatient basis while living at home, or in a group home provided by the OCR program. 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?
Are Criminal Justice Services’ mental health services the same as other Tri-County 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?
Who can I contact for more information?
- Criminal Justice Administrator at 936-521-6440
- OCR Coordinator at 936-521-6446
- Montgomery County Jail Liaison 936-538-3490
- Montgomery County Mental Health Court Services at 936-538-8131