The Public Safety Realignment Program hosts statewide conferences and regional convenings on issues related to promoting recovery among justice-involved persons with behavioral health needs. These events are designed for mental health and substance use providers and leadership in county behavioral health agencies, community-based organizations, and correctional settings.
For more information about our conferences and convenings, please contact Dr. Karen Kurasaki at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Cross Jr., Ph.D., America’s leading Scholar on Black Racial Identity Development
WHEN: February 28, 2014, Sacramento, CA
A disproportionate number of racial and ethnic minorities are incarcerated in the U.S. today. Persons of color account for 60 percent of those imprisoned while they make up only 30 percent of the U.S. population.
Fred Osher, M.D., Council of State Governments Justice Center, Keynote Speaker
WHEN: May 13, 2013, Sacramento, CA
Senior leadership in mental health, substance abuse, social services and community corrections systems will learn best practices and create action plans for strengthening collaborations to improve public safety and promote recovery.
The passage of AB 109 generated an unexpected need for treating sex offenders in the public mental health system. For public mental health agencies and their community-based partners that have not historically served this special population, this raises many unanswered questions related to what are the best approaches for assessment and treatment for persons with a past sex offense, and what organizational changes are needed to adequately serve sex offenders while maintaining the safety of other clients and staff.