This video is a few years old (maybe 2008?). It was made by an intern at the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender's Office. It's meant to highlight the defender's office, but I think it also does a pretty good job of demonstrating the objectives and function of the Travis County mental health docket (aka, the "Special Reduction Docket") as a whole. While the defense attorneys have a primary goal of protecting the rights and interests of their clients, and the prosecutor has a primary interest of safeguarding the people out in the community, I think everyone on the docket sort of works with an eye toward improving living situations and overall health so that future crimes won't occur. At our best, we try to combine treatment, social work, and accountability. The idea (which I fully endorse) is that healthier people make the community safer.
I'm posting this in case anyone out there hasn't seen it, but has an interest. Hope this doesn't come off as too self aggrandizing. I'm only a very small part of the video (and one cog in the program), but the docket has been a big part of my life for years now. I'm happy and proud to have been a part of it!