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Recording Now Available: Watch the July 25 SHEC webinar on behavioral health equity in the criminal justice system

posted Aug 2, 2017, 1:38 PM by Camila Santos   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 1:40 PM ]
This webinar is based on the SHEC’s Cultural Competency Resource Guide and focuses on the overrepresentation of individuals with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system; the myriad economic, social, and cultural factors contributing to this reality; and program, practice and policy strategies that may prevent criminal justice involvement and strengthen community-based treatment and care. Morehouse School of Medicine Assistant Professor Brian McGregor, PhD helps viewers understand how the criminal justice system became the largest provider of mental and behavioral health services in the US and why such a model is unsustainable; the need for and implications of regulations, standards, policy, and law in protecting the public’s mental health at the national and local levels; and the roles of diverse stakeholders in effective decision-making as it relates to corrections and reentry. 

Camila Santos,
Aug 2, 2017, 1:41 PM