Second Annual Mental Health Court Conference: Bringing National Trends to Massachusetts

In-Person

Second Annual Mental Health Court Conference: Bringing National Trends to Massachusetts

Court Type: 
Mental Health Court
Training Format: 
Conference
Thursday, June 9, 2016
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA

This conference is currently closed to enrollment for individuals outside of the Massachusetts court system.

The Judicial Institute is pleased to announce the Second Annual Mental Health Court Conference for judges and probation department staff of the District Court, Boston Municipal Court and Juvenile Court Departments, as well as attorneys and clinicians who work within those courts.

Keynote speaker:  Dr. Jennifer Skeem, Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean of Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Topics to be covered include:

  • Communicating with mental health court participants
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • CORI reform and employment & housing opportunities
  • Measuring success in mental health courts
  • Trauma-informed practices

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe best practices for identifying mental health court participants, assessing their mental health and criminogenic needs, and providing access to the full continuum of treatment and rehabilitation services.
  2. Identify at least two methods for keeping mental health court participants engaged and promoting successful completion
Funding Source: 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court
Judicial Institute