Adult son in jail due to failure to appear for misdemeanor. I spoke to paralegal for court appointed attorney about the merry go round of street/hospital/jail and how to stop this endless cycle - needs adequate treatment - not just 72 hr hold. He was evaluated and found incompetent and put on list to transfer to state hospital. We are in Dallas/Fort Worth area in TX. Son is #202 on list to admit. Admissions were frozen due to covid outbreak and resumed on March 7. He is now #183 on list. At this rate, could be in jail another 3 months - which is taking its toll on him, also. Is there another way to restore competency other than long wait for state hospital?
Do you know Joey Petruzella of NAMI DFW? He’d be a great resource. His email is email@example.com. He leads the local (Dallas) chapter of NAMI and has personally met with me and my son (21 YO w/SZ) and helped us tremendously.
Very sorry for your struggles. You are not alone in this shitshow.
Thanks for the info, Sando. Will contact him.