Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs
Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative
This webinar announced the field-wide release of Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide, a resource designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people with behavioral health needs who enter their courts. During the webinar, judges and other court personnel learn about the tips for recognizing indications of a mental illness and/or substance use disorder in the courtroom, the process for treatment recommendation and referral for defendants with behavioral health needs, and how to collaborate with behavioral health care providers in their communities.
Judge Nan Waller has taken her increased awareness of the challenges that people with mental health needs face…Read More