Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 125.005. Program in Certain Counties Mandatory

(a) The commissioners court of a county with a population of more than 200,000 shall:

(1) establish a mental health court program under Section 125.002 ;  and

(2) direct the judge, magistrate, or coordinator to comply with Section 121.002(c)(1) .

(b) A county required under this section to establish a mental health court program shall apply for federal and state funds available to pay the costs of the program.  The criminal justice division of the governor's office may assist a county in applying for federal funds as required by this subsection.

(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a county is required to establish a mental health court program under this section only if:

(1) the county receives federal or state funding specifically for that purpose in an amount sufficient to pay the fund costs of the mental health court program;  and

(2) the judge, magistrate, or coordinator receives the verification described by Section 121.002(c)(2) .

(d) A county that is required under this section to establish a mental health court program and fails to establish or to maintain that program is ineligible to receive grant funding from this state or any state agency.


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