Save the Date: Oct 3rd Innovations in Criminal Justice Diversion and ATI Programs from NY, FL, and TX

Staff / Sep 4th, 2017
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The Greenburger Center is pleased to partner with the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and the New York Daily News to sponsor a community forum on the mass incarceration of people with mental illness. The forum will feature Brooklyn Administrative and Mental Health Court Judge Matthew D'Emic, Mr. Leon Evans from Texas, and Florida Mental Health Court Judge Steven Leifman. The speakers will discuss diversion and alternative to incarceration programs and how these programs can help New York close Rikers.

THE MASS INCARCERATION OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS:
Closing in on Closing Rikers
Through Innovative Diversion Programs for those Most in Need

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

October 3, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hosted by
Temple Shaaray Tefila
79th and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan

Moderaters
Reverend David K. Brawley and Rabbi Joel Mosbacher – Metro IAF

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 Brooklyn, New York, Miami-Dade, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. Come join us to learn more about these important diversion programs which will not only help close Rikers, but, more broadly, will lead to the creation of new institutions to treat and support those struggling with mental illness and to the training of all NYC police officers in the skills and techniques needed to deal effectively and non-violently with those afflicted with mental illness.

Please RSVP to IAF at manhattantogether@gmail.com or Greenburger Center via the email link below.

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