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NEDHSA - NAMI Ruston Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium

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Ruston Civic Center

401 North Trenton Street

Ruston, LA 71270

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"Alternatives to the Prison Pipeline"

Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposiumpolice

Sponsored by: Northeast Delta Human Services Authority in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Ruston

You are invited to a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium, sponsored by the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) and the Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ruston). Our main topic is “Alternatives to the Prison Pipeline.” There are two subtopics, “What are the realities? What are community responses?”

Law enforcement, healthcare professionals, clinicians, public servants, university and school system professionals, church congregations, community and family members, students, and consumer/clients are encouraged to attend!

Scheduled speakers include:


Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone

Third Judicial District Attorney John Belton

Ruston Police Chief Stephen Rogers

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Robert S. Tew

Mr. Robert Flowers, Clinical Therapist, Family Counseling Center, Ruston

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Monteic Sizer, Executive Director, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority


Dr. Ellen Smiley, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Grambling State University

Mr. Eldonta Osborne, Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central LA

Ms. Gloria Mays, Executive Director, Elisha Ministries Supportive Housing of Northeast Louisiana


Attorney Clay Walker, Director of Juvenile Services, Caddo Parish Juvenile Court

Rev. Woods Watson, Pastor of Senior Adult & Pastoral Care Ministries, First Baptist Church, West Monroe

Ms. Nicole McGee, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness – LA Chapter

Dr. Tiffany Bates, Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Registration Fees:

Mental Health Consumers/Clients - $5.00

Family and Church and Community Members, Students - $15.00

Professionals: Law Enforcement Personnel, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Educators, Addiction Personnel, Judges, Attorneys and others - $25.00

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Pricing:

Continuing Education Units for 3.00 contact hours have been requested through the NASW (social workers), LCA (counselors) and ADRA (addiction personnel) and are pending approval.

Social Workers -$10.00

Addiction Personnel - Complimentary

Counselors - Complimentary

Refreshments are provided by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Zeta Phi Omega Chapter in Monroe, Louisiana, and Epsilon Psi Omega Chapter in Grambling, Louisiana.

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