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), firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge Joyce Campbell, Fairfield Co. Municipal Court, email@example.com
Next sub-committee meeting for Housing and Mental Health In Courts (Joined Forces) is quarterly from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, first one will be March 24, 2014.