Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health & Criminal Justice Apply for Training! Deadline: September 30, 2013 Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice is a four-hour live interactive training designed for all judges who hear criminal cases. The program was created by judges and psychiatrists working in partnership with the American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with input from the National Judicial College and SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. Presented by pairs of expert judges and psychiatrists from the Judges’ Leadership Initiative for Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health and the Psychiatric Leadership Group for Criminal Justice, Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice prepares judges to:
Define basic terminology about mental illnesses and cooccurring substance use disorders Articulate the role of criminogenic risk and how it affects individuals with behavioral health needs Explain the overrepresentation of mental illnesses in the criminal justice system Improve interactions with individuals with behavioral health needs in their courtrooms Achieve better outcomes for individuals with behavioral health needs in their jurisdictions
Judge Steven Leifman (FL) appears in two of the training module’s video case studies.
Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice: Includes a presentation and video case studies illustrating issues that arise in the courtroom with discussion to build practical skills Is accompanied by several practical handouts, including resource guides and the popular laminated Judges’ Guide to Mental Illnesses in the Courtroom Has been piloted in Illinois and Wisconsin, and will be presented to Oregon’s judiciary in October 2013
APF and the CSG Justice Center are now accepting applications from other states interested in arranging the training module for their judiciaries, and will cover travel costs for the presenters. We encourage you to apply!
(Clockwise from bottom left) Dr. Douglas Smith (OH), Justice Kathryn Zenoff (IL), Dr. Mark Munetz (OH), Dr. Marcia Kraft Goin (CA), Judge Stephen Goss (GA), Dr. Fred Osher (SC), Judge Steven Leifman (FL), Judge Paul Bridenstine (MI), and Dr. Michael Greenspan (NY) are some of the judges and psychiatrists available to present the training Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice.
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Application: Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice Deadline: September 30, 2013 Contact information: Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Title & organization: _________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________ Telephone: ____________________________________
Zip code: _______________________
Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Training details: Possible dates for the training (preference will be given to sites proposing events in 2013 or 2014): __________________________________________________________________________________________ How many attendees do you expect? (Preference will be given to sites convening at least 50 judges): __________________________________________________________________________________________ What format do you intend for the training? Will it be presented as part of a larger program or by itself? If part of a larger program, what is the content of that program?
How do you plan to publicize the training?
How much time can you dedicate to the training? (Preference will be given to sites that can dedicate at least 4 hours to cover both the presentation and case studies discussion). ____________________________________ APF and the CSG Justice Center are happy to work with your state behavioral health and/or corrections agencies to tailor the training to your jurisdiction. Are there officials from either or both of those agencies who may be available to work with us? __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please submit this completed form with a letter requesting the training from the individual in charge of judicial education in your state and stating a commitment to:
Pay for the costs of meeting materials; these will include photocopies and laminated bench cards Provide appropriate audio/visual facilities for the training Distribute evaluation forms (provided by training planners) to all participants at the training Provide feedback on the training to training planners Assist training planners to distribute an online survey (provided by training planners) to all participants six weeks after the training
Please send your application to Jacqueline Cheney at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at CSG Justice Center, 100 Wall Street, th 11 Floor, New York, NY 10005. You may also access an electronic version of the application at http://csgjusticecenter.org/courts.