Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
RT-09 Implementing a Jail-Based Competency Restoration Program*

As state hospital waitlists continue to grow, there is a crisis of overpopulation of mental health patients confined in the jail system with nowhere to go. For patients deemed incompetent to stand trial, their case is at a standstill until they can be restored to competency. The introduction of a jail-based competency restoration program has been a viable solution in the Harris County Jail, one of the largest detention facilities in the state. This presentation will focus on the development and implementation of Harris County's JBCR and discuss the factors contributing to its over 90% success rate.