Save the Date: Oct 4th Innovations in Diversion and ATI for People with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Closing in on Closing Rikers

Staff / Sep 4th, 2017
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Decriminalizing Mental Illness, Homelessness and Substance Use Disorders
Can it work in NYC and Reduce Mass Incarceration? Learning from Change Agents in Texas and Florida

Co-Sponsored by
The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice
Metro Industrial Areas Foundation
The New York Daily News

October 4, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hosted by
Baruch College
55 Lexington Ave (at 24th Street)

Seating is Limited
RSVP: [email protected]

Policies driving mass incarceration, including the de-institutionalization of those with serious mental illness, have resulted in the incarceration of millions of people suffering from mental illness, substance use disorders and homelessness. Plans to reduce mass incarceration and shrink jails and prisons must address this often high needs population. As New York City embarks on a path to close Rikers and reform its criminal justice system, this forum will highlight innovative and successful criminal justice diversion programs in Florida and Texas by leaders from those states. New York City panelists will discuss their goals and recommendations for the diversion of this population and how the City might apply the lessons learned from Texas and Florida to help Close Rikers.

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