Justice Involved Services
Bluebonnet Trails provides many options to best suit the needs of individuals involved in the criminal justice system with a mental health diagnosis. Our Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, TCOOMMI Program, works closely with the criminal justice system to provide the highest level of care for individuals who are involved in the legal system. Our Justice Involved Program offers services to individuals currently involved in the justice system or previous contact, providing tools and skills needed to succeed in their community.
TCOOMMI: Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments
Our TCOOMMI program assists individuals who are currently in a parole or probation period of the criminal justice system with a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis. TCOOMMI staff partner with supervising officers and State agencies to provide advocacy, service coordination and life skills training to support individuals successfully integrating back into their community.
Locations: Bastrop, Georgetown*, Giddings, Gonzales, La Grange*, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock*, Seguin
*Intensive Case Management: We offer Intensive Case Management to adults who are on parole and probation in Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe and Williamson County. In Fayette County, Intensive Case Management is offered to both adults and juveniles who are on probation. This specialized service provides intensive skill training and psychosocial rehabilitative services focused on the goal of successful long-term integration back into their community. Intensive Case Management Services can last up to two years for an individual within our TCOOMMI Program.
Continuity of Care Coordination: Our TCOOMMI Program provides Continuity of Care Coordination for both parole and probation programs in all eight of our counties for adults and juveniles. Our Continuity of Care Coordination can last up to 90 days of transitional services for individuals. A Continuity of Care Coordinator is available at the Burnet County Jail. One will receive the most optimal transitional plan to assist in successful community reintegration.
Financial Support: TCOOMMI covers the cost of services provided through Bluebonnet Trails at 100% including counseling (individual and group), psychiatric, medication management, intensive case management, employment support, housing support, benefits coordination, and peer and family support. The only exception to this is if an individual has private insurance. Those with private insurance are responsible for any co-payments and deductibles related to the cost of their medication.
Referrals: Our TCOOMMI team will work with individuals to link you to low-cost community services for substance use treatment, medical and dental concerns, or other needed services not available through our extensive Bluebonnet Trails service list.
Bluebonnet Trails’ Justice Involved Program partners with mental health task force members, sheriff’s departments, probation departments, court officials and community members to work towards the reduction of individuals entering the criminal justice system or placement into a psychiatric hospital. Our Justice Involved Program strives to keep individuals with a mental health diagnosis safely within their natural setting and a member of their community.
Locations: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Williamson Counties
In our Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee Counties our Justice Involved team partner with Mental Health Deputies from the local Sheriff’s Department to provide crisis intervention in these communities.
Interventions: Our Justice Involved Team’s close relationship to community members within the criminal justice system provides quick access to individuals to provide appropriate interventions and diversions. Our dedicated team works with individuals to divert from jails, courts and psychiatric hospitalizations.
Support: The Justice Involved Program offers Case Management services to support individuals in attaining coping skills and tools for their mental health diagnosis. We also offer support through medication management and low cost medication to stabilize and reach recovery.
Referrals: Based on an individual’s needs, our Justice Involved Team will make appropriate referrals for supported employment, supportive housing, counseling, and more to assist in an individual’s recovery and sustainment in their community.