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The National Mental Health Court Summit is putting out a call for papers. The Summit is scheduled for July 18-20, 2018, in Park City, Utah, and is dedicated to education and training in the creation, organization, operation, and function of mental health court programs. As the Summit is designed to be a collaboration of mental health, legal, and criminal justice professionals from across the country, presentations will reflect a broad diversity of topics including establishing a court, pre-enrollment considerations, in-court decision-making, and specialty court sustainability. Tracks specific to treatment providers, law enforcement, legal actors, and researchers will be available.
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION/PANEL SUBMISSIONS
We invite proposals for workshops, panels, and individual presentations that will significantly contribute to the National Mental Health Court Summit (MCHS) aim of facilitating education and training in the creation, organization, operation, and function of mental health court programs. Examples of proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Establishing a Mental Health Court
- Justice Reforms and Mental Health
- Guns and Mental Health
- Domestic Violence and Mental Health
- Drugs and Mental Health
- Veterans and Mental Health
This year the MHCS is featuring applied workgroup sessions that will allow interested individuals from across the region and country to share ideas and formulate goals for their respective mental health courts. Applied workgroups will be organized by roles in the mental health court (e.g., judges, counsel, clinical team members, and probation/parole/law enforcement).
Please see the National Mental Health Court Summit website for more information: https://nwcoaches.org