Texas Jail In-Reach Learning Collaborative

Texas faces a growing number of incarcerated people awaiting inpatient competency restoration services after being declared incompetent to stand trial (IST).

HHSC began the Jail In-Reach Learning Collaborative (JIRLC) in 2021 to support efforts to monitor and reduce the number of IST cases in county jails. County teams are made up of representatives from local mental and behavioral health authorities, local behavioral health authorities, county sheriffs’ offices, jail staff, jail medical and psychiatric providers, prosecutors, defense counsel, and judiciary officials.

JIRLC participants receive free monthly technical assistance, legal education, and clinical and forensic consultation services.

Jail In-Reach Learning Collaborative (JIRLC) Resources

The resources below are distributed to members of the JIRLC.