Capacity For Justice, Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization, which promotes the fair, just, and humane treatment of people with mental health and intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system.

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Our first priority is to assist Texas courts and attorneys to use reliable forensic evaluations with respect to:

  • Criminal defendants examined for trial competency and the insanity defense
  • Juveniles examined for unfitness to proceed to trial, lack of responsibility for conduct
  • Post-adjudication evaluations.
Capacity for Justice

We are a resource group that supports attorneys and experts who have cases involving mental health and/or intellectual disability or concurrent mental and substance use issues.

Our Goal

We accomplish our goal by:

  • Providing interdisciplinary education for judges, attorneys, psychiatrists, psychologists, and their support staff.
  • Conducting research and disseminating information to policymakers, decision-making bodies, and to the general public about current best evaluation practices
  • Providing information and referral services for the courts, attorneys, forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, consumers of mental health services, family members, and the general public.