2016 Mental Health-Criminal Justice Collaborative Event
The Mental Health-Criminal Justice Collaborative Event is a discussion and networking session focused on improving community capacity to care for individuals with mental illness in order to prevent unnecessary incarceration and limit emergency room use. This is the latest in a series of meetings seeking solutions to this community challenge.
Highlights of the Meeting
- Release of initial "Familiar Faces" research study findings. Trends and patterns of repeated use of jail, hospital and public mental heath will be discussed.
- Facilitation of small group discussions on community capacity and best practice solutions led by Jac Charlier of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities. Mr. Charlier is providing Lafayette Parish with technical assistance through the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative.
- Interactive networking activities to connect community leaders to better serve individuals with mental illness. There will beopportunities to share information on your organization, your projects and any needs or challenges.
The goal of this meeting is to provide information and opportunities for connecting with other stakeholders in Lafayette's plan to create comprehensive mental health services both within and outside of the criminal justice system.
Registration and light refreshments at 8:00am. Activities begin promptly at 8:30am.