Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Facts and Figures Justice Professionals Need to Know

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Facts and Figures Justice Professionals Need to Know
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-10-10
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System
Unit 2 Recording: Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

Mentally ill people are over-represented in the criminal justice system.  Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses.

Webinar participants will learn the history, nature, and extent of the issue of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  •  A brief overview of mental illness diagnoses and the experiences of mentally ill people.
  • The extent and basic issues of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • The history of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Best practices for interacting with mentally ill people.

 

See Related NSA Article: Partners in Prayer (Nov/Dec 2018)

 

Audience Comments:

  • “Overall, very informative.” — Amber
  • “I loved that he actually talked about the issue of the mental health centers decline and real-world issues surrounding the topic instead of just tiptoeing.” — Colette
  • “The data points were very valuable for my work, especially those regarding jails and jail suicide.” — David
  • “The most valuable part was the explanation of the differences between the different types of mental illnesses.” — Gail
  • “I needed a refresher course about the symptoms of different mental health disorders so that was very informative.” — Joan
  • “The understanding that all agencies need to work together to understand mental illness. Thank you!” — Kesica
  • “This presenter used a basic approach that was understandable and applicable to the real world. Thank you.” — Ned
  • “Daniel was so knowledgeable, and Cristina was absolutely on point. They are an excellent team!” — Leo
** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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