On April 13, 2018, the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, in partnership with Fair and Just Prosecution, presents its Tenth Annual Conference, “Disrupting the Cycle: Mental Health Reforms in the Criminal Justice System,” in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall.  Attendees will receive 3.5 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice.  CLE registration begins at 8:39, and the conference will run from 9:00 am to 12:40 pm.

The conference, which is a continuation of the themes explored during the Center's ninth annual conference on recidivism and reentry, features a diverse group of speakers, including prosecutors, practitioners, policymakers, and judges from across the nation and will feature opening remarks by the Honorable Steven Leifman, director of the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, which is widely regarded as a national model for decriminalizing mental illness.

Panels and Speakers

Panel One:  Avoiding the Criminalization of Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System – An Opportune Moment for Change

Honorable Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project
Rebecca Neusteter, Policing Program Director, Vera Institute of Justice
Dr. Fred Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, CSG Justice Center
Laura Usher, Senior Manager, Criminal Justice and Policy, NAMI
Justin Volpe, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Miami-Dade County Courts

Panel Two:  Charting a Different Path – the Role of Prosecutors and Criminal Justice System Leaders in Reform

Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Executive Director, Fair and Just Prosecution
Ron Bruno, Certified Utah Law Enforcement Officer, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Member
T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
LaVerne D. Miller, Senior Project Associate, Policy Research Associates
Travis Parker, Senior Project Associate, Policy Research Associates
Ronal Serpas, Professor of Practice-Criminology and Justice, Loyola University of New Orleans, Former Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department

Panel Three:  Moving the Needle: A Model of Change in Indianapolis

Anne Milgram, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Resident, NYU School of Law
Paul Babcock, Director, Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety
Chris Bailey, Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigations Division, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Lena Hackett, President/Founder, Community Solutions
Honorable Christina Klineman, Judge, Criminal Division, Marion Superior Court and Member, Mayor’s Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform

Please RSVP to the event here: https://bit.ly/2G6JOuM