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Mind Matters: Mapping Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mind Matters, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates together to share information, tools and experience with the goal of advancing our community’s understanding of mental illness and increasing awareness of the resources available.

Mind Matters: Mapping Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

with panelists:

Daniel Smith, LPC, CCHP
Director of Inmate Mental Health, Counseling and Education Services | Travis County Sheriff's Office

Greg Hansch
Executive Director | NAMI Texas

When mental health and the criminal justice system meet, confusion is often the result, especially for family members trying to care for their loved ones. Most families don't know how to navigate the complicated system, how to advocate for their loved one, or what the legal and practical limitations of mental healthcare are in jail settings. Join NAMI Central Texas and our panelists as we map the mental health criminal justice system. Attendees will learn how the county jail addresses mental health concerns and how to advocate for more mental health resources in these settings.



October 28, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dell Children’s Medical Center: Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center
4900 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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