After Rikers: Panel Discussion with Barto, Benjamin, Clark, D'Emic, Jaffe and Leifman
Course Change for People with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders and Other Disabilities
A Panel Discussion with
AZ State Rep. Nancy Barto
NYS Sen. Brian Benjamin
Bronx DA Darcel Clark
Judge Matthew D'Emic
Judge Steven Leifman
Moderated by Cheryl Roberts
June 25, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
(Doors open at 8:30 AM)
55 Lexington Ave (at 24th Street)
Seating is Limited
Panelists will discuss mechanisms and programs to prevent, divert and re-direct people with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and other disabilities from entering, staying in or returning to the criminal justice system.
Topics will include:
Diversion of sex offenders and people living with autism and developmental disabilities in Brooklyn;
Florida's CIT 2.0 and 3.0 programs and new multi-service diversion center;
Secure and non-secure residential diversion options being proposed in Arizona;
Why AOT must be first on the list of options to keep people out of the criminal justice system; and
Reforms necessary to make parole about promoting re-entry instead recidivism.
We hope you will join us!