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Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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The Council of Superior Court Judges Special Committee on Mental Health

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EVENT HOST: The Council of Superior Court Judges

Special Committee on Mental Health

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On Friday, May 3rd, the Council of Superior Court Judges Special Committee on Mental Health will host the “Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice” training. The training, free of charge, will be hosted at the Georgia State College of Law located at 85 Park Place Ne, Atlanta, Ga 30303. Lunch will be provided.

The training is available to judges of ALL CLASSES OF COURT within the State of Georgia.

ABOUT THIS TRAINING

“Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice” is an eight (8) hour live interactive training designed for all judges who hear criminal cases. This training is grant-sponsored by the Council of State Court Governments Justice Center (CSG). The program was designed by judges and psychiatrists working in partnership with the American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with input from the National Judicial College and SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.

Esteemed presenters and trainers include:

• Honorable Steve Leifman, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

• Honorable Stephen Goss, Georgia Court of Appeals

• Dr. Sarah Vinson, Psychiatrist, Judges’ Leadership Initiative for Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, and the Psychiatric Leadership Group for Criminal Justice; and

• Georgia Panelists Implementing the Stepping Up Intitiatitve

The “Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice” training seeks to prepare judges to:

• Define basic terminology about mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders

• Articulate the role of criminogenic risk and how it affects individuals with behavioral health needs

• Explain the over representation of mental illnesses in the criminal justice system

• Improve interactions with individuals with behavioral health needs in their courtrooms

• Achieve better outcomes for individuals with behavioral health needs in their jurisdictions

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS:

Council State Governments

Council of Superior Court Judges, Special Committee on Mental Health and Jails

Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Georgia State University, College of Law

Judges from all classes of court are encouraged to attend. Space is limited! REGISTER TODAY!

Contact:

Tiffany M. Russell, tiffany.russell@fultoncountyga.gov, 404.612.6829

Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice

by Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts and the

Council of Superior Court Judges Special Committee on Mental Health

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