Conference Schedule

JULY 18 - 20, 2018

Schedule and content details subject to change.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

11:00 AM Registration Open
12:00 – 1:30 PM Welcome/Opening Luncheon

Keynote Presentation by DJ Jaffe
What Mental Health Advocates and Officials can learn from Mental Health Courts and Criminal Justice Officials
Grand Ballroom
1:30 – 1:40 PM Coffee Break
1:40 – 2:55 PM Ten Years of Mental Health Court, and What We Have Learned
James Wallis, Jason Sterwerf, Scott Block, 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, Woodstock Illinois
2:55 – 3:05 PM Coffee Break
3:05 – 4:20 PM Mental Health Awareness and Prevention
Derrik Tollefson , USU Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
Grand Ballroom
4:20 – 4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30 – 5:30 PM Workshop - Share Your Expertise: What do you think?
Moderator: DJ Jaffe
Participants: Mental Health Court Summit Attendees
Lightning round of participant sharing of experience, ideas, and successes in reducing criminalization.
5:30 – 6:30 PM Networking – Reception Grand Ballroom

Thursday, July 19, 2018

8:00 AM Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 AM Welcome/Announcements

Featured Presentation - Judge Kevin Allen
Slaying the two-headed monster: Dealing with Drug Addiction and Mental Illness in Mental Health Courts
Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 11:30 AM A Theory-Driven Evaluation of Mental Health Courts
Chelsea Bullard-Hunsucker, Oklahoma State University
Summit A
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) Grand Ballroom
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Recidivism and Quality of Life Outcomes in a Felony Mental Health Court
Clete Snell, University of Houston Downtown
Summit A
2:15 - 3:30 PM Empathic Justice: Understanding the Impact of Trauma History and Mental Condition on Court Participant Behavior
Carl Sorenson
Summit A
3:30 – 4:45 PM Mental Health Court: How To Begin
Stephen VanGeem
Summit A
4:45 PM Explore Park City on your own

Friday, July 20, 2018

8:00 AM Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AM Welcome Back/Announcements

Keynote Presentation by John Snook
Decriminalizing Severe Mental Illness: How to Shift Incentives to Prioritize Treatment
Grand Ballroom
10:30 – 11:30 AM Judicial Panel Discussion
All judges in attendance invited to participate
Grand Ballroom