The Mental Health and the Courts subcommittee seeks to ensure public safety by identifying individuals with mental health needs involved in the criminal justice system and supporting them via diversion and/or linkage to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and consumer-directed services and supports when appropriate. The subcommittee will review existing multi-system policies, practices, protocols, and processes in order to develop a set of recommendations for the Task Force and other state and local systems to consider as a means to achieve the mission.
Debbie Nixon Hughes, Deputy-Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), Representing the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), email@example.com
Judge Patrick Harris, Fairfield Municipal Court, Representing the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio, Inc. (OAMCJO), firstname.lastname@example.org
Next sub-committee meeting is scheduled for: Mid November (waiting on surveys)