The largest mental health treatment facility in Minnesota is the Hennepin County Jail. Crisis calls to police are on the rise across the state and mental illness is overwhelming the justice system.
The largest mental health treatment facility in Minnesota is the
Hennepin County Jail. Crisis calls to police are on the rise across
the state and mental illness is overwhelming the justice system. Join
us for a full-day conference on Friday, April 26th to understand the
complexity of the criminalization of mental illness and to generate
solutions. Sessions by experts in the field will cover mental illness in
policing, criminal court, jail and prison, and community corrections.
The event takes place at the Anderson Center at Hamline
University. A catered lunch is included in the registration cost.
8:00 – 8:30: Registration
8:30 – 9:00: Overview by Dr. Jillian Peterson
9:00 – 10:15: Policing mental illness
10:30-11:45: Mental illness in the courts
12:00-1:00: Lunch and Keynote address by Alisa Roth
1:15 – 2:30: Mental illness in jails and prisons
2:45 – 4:00: Mental illness in community corrections
4:00 – 4:30: Closing and reflection
Alisa Roth, recently jointed MPR News this fall as the newsroom’s
first reporter dedicated to covering the topic of mental health as part
of Call to Mind, American Public Media’s mental health initiative.
Roth is the author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of
Mental Illness, an urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in
our courts, jails, and prisons. Roth, a former reporter for
Marketplace, has also written for The New York Times and The New
York Review of Books. A former Fulbright Scholar, she also has
reported for NPR and The World.
(Friday) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST
Hamline University, Anderson Center
774 Snelling Ave
Hamline University Center for Justice and Lawcjl@hamline.edu