Our community’s health, well-being, and security are our highest priorities. As the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) continues to impact Texans, all trainings in 2021 will be conducted in a live webinar format.
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Criminal justice professionals play a crucial role in promoting safer roads through the effective handling of DWI cases. Research has shown that subsequent DWI offenders have a considerable rate of substance abuse and/or mental health needs. These statistics point to the importance of considering DWI offenders’ behavioral and mental health concerns during the prosecutorial, sentencing, and supervising process.
Thus, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has proposed to develop a curriculum to train DWI criminal justice professionals in matters regarding mental health and referral practices in DWI cases.
These FREE courses in 2021 will be conducted in a live webinar format. Criminal justice professionals will explore topics related to:
- Mental health concepts and common jargon,
- Locating statewide mental health resources,
- Developing partnerships with treatment providers and other criminal justice stakeholders.
TTI is currently developing the curriculum for this training. Training opportunities will be available later this summer. If you are interested, select your profession below to direct you to your registration information page.
- County & District Judges
- Justices of the Peace & Municipal Judges
- Probation Professionals
For more information about the training, please contact the training coordinator.
To view the training recording and materials, click here.
- Do I need to pre-register for this training?
Yes. Pre-registration is required to ensure your place in the training. You will not receive the webinar link without pre-registration.
- Can a co-worker of mine participate?
Yes. We encourage anyone that would benefit from the training to attend. This includes clerks and other administrative staff.
- Is this training going to cost me anything?
No! The course is sponsored at no charge to you by the TxDOT and the Texas Governor’s Office.
- Do I get continuing education credit?
Yes. Prosecutors and judges are eligible for state bar credit.