Time: Tuesday, February 8, 3 – 4:30pm
Sponsored by the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force and Milwaukee Turners.
People with mental health concerns are vastly overrepresented in our criminal justice system. Even worse, these jails and prisons are considered the de facto treatment facilities for those who have been marginalized and turned away from receiving care in the community. This three-part series, “A Look Inside: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System” will use the Sequential Intercept Model to identify gaps and opportunities to divert people with mental illness and link them to services.
At the February 8th program, subject matter experts will describe the first contacts with the legal system. The program will highlight ways in which change can occur and serve as a call to action to help in improving outcomes for those most in need of our assistance.
The event has concluded and registration is now closed. You can view the recording via the following sources:
- View the livestream of the A Look Inside Forum here on Facebook (link to video).
- View the event recording on Youtube.
Read our speakers’ bios here (pdf).
- Dwayne Mack, Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist and Recovery Coach, Wisconsin Community Services
- Assistant Chief Nicole Waldner, Milwaukee Police Department
- Lauren Hubbard, Director of Community Crisis Services, Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services -Behavioral Health Services
Moderator: Emilio De Torre, Executive Director, Milwaukee Turners
To request disability related accommodations, including ASL interpreters, include your request on your registration. Please make your request as soon as possible; we will do our best to fill all requests. ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided.
- Behavioral Health Division: Crisis Resources
- Crisis Line: (414) 257-7222
- MHA of WI: Mental Health and Wellness Resource Directory
- Milwaukee County Housing
- Phone Number: (414) 278 – 4894
- 211: Resource Database for shelter (coordinated entry) or other family, health, and social services.
- Call 211 to get started.
- Disability Benefit Specialists: View brochure here (pdf).
- To reach a DBS, contact the Milwaukee Aging and Disability Resource Center at (414) 289-6874.