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Specialized Dockets in the Courts

The Specialized Dockets in the Courts committee 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.

  • Christopher Nicastro,, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 614-466-9969;
  • Judge Teresa Ballinger,, 
The next committee meeting is April 24, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.