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 trainings in 2021 will be conducted in a live webinar format. Criminal justice professionals will explore topics related to:
- Mental health concepts and its lingo,
- Locating statewide mental health resources,
- Ways to develop partnerships with mental health providers and other criminal justice stakeholders, and
- Inside look at jurisdictions that offer best practices in referring DWI cases to appropriate community resources.
2021 Training Opportunities
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.
- Do I need to pre-register for this training?
Yes, please pre-register to ensure your spot. Otherwise, you will not receive the webinar link.
- Can a co-worker of mine participate?
We encourage anyone that will be helped by this curriculum to attend. This includes clerks and other administrative staff.
- Is this training going to cost me anything?
No! This course is sponsored by TxDOT and the Texas Governor’s Office, so there is no cost to you or your agency.
- Do I get continuing education credit?
This training is being piloted this year, so there will not be any state bar credit and/or Judicial Education Credit through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC). TTI investigators are planning to offer training credit in future trainings.