Information Sharing between Mental Health and Criminal Justice Agencies

This session will discuss some of the information sharing challenges encountered by jurisdictions seeking to develop and implement criminal justice and behavioral health collaboration programs. Specific topics will include an overview of legal considerations, different practitioner perspectives, and the strategies some jurisdictions have used to share mental health and substance use information without compromising individual privacy or professional responsibility obligations.

Emily Turner, Policy Analyst, Courts, Council of State Governments Justice Center 

John Volpe, Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, Bureau of Mental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene