Mental Illness and Navigating the Criminal Justice System

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Mental Illness and Navigating the Criminal Justice System

This workshop is meant to provide participants information about how mental illness is handled within the criminal justice system.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

When Crisis Strikes...

Are you close to someone living with a mental illness and responsible for their care? Have you ever thought about what might happen to them if they were arrested? Have they been arrested and you didn't know what to do or what was going to happen to them? This workshop is for YOU!

Mental Illness: Navigating the Criminal Justice System will provide participants with a valuable current information about how mental illness is handled within the criminal justice system. Family members/caretakers of someone living with a mental illness will find the content especially useful in the event of a mental health crisis or arrest of their loved one.

The workshop will cover:

  • How to engage with law enforcement during a crisis or arrest
  • Alternatives to incarceration
  • Access to treatment following an arrest
  • Care Courts: Where is Monterey County headed?
  • And more!

Format: The workshop will be a live 1 hour webinar, with a 30 minute question and answer session at the end.

Our Speakers:

Sergeant Mickey Roohbakhsh and Officer Sabrina Perez - Monterey Police Department, Community Action Team

Greg Peterson, Assistant District Attorney - Monterey County District Attorney's Office

Michelle Wouden, Chief Deputy Public Defender - Monterey County Public Defender's Office

Melanie Rhodes, Deputy Director - Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau

Dr. Rhiyan Quiton, Executive Director - Interim, Inc

The workshop is organized by Interim, Inc. in partnership with Monterey County Behavioral Health, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office,  the Monterey County Public Defender's Office, and the Monterey Police Department.

Interim, Inc.

Interim is a non-profit mental health agency, founded in 1975 which provides community-based services and affordable housing to help members of the community with mental illness to build productive and satisfying lives. Interim is the largest provider of permanent and transitional supported housing in Monterey County.