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Mental Health & Criminal Justice Summit

Meet the growing list of presenters for the 2016 Mental Health & Criminal Justice Summit. Join NAMI Indiana at the Indianapolis Marriott North on Friday March 18, 2016 as we continue to create significant and positive changes in policies within the criminal justice system for people living with mental illnesses.

Early bird registration is now available until March 4, 2016.

Each year, we bring together leaders in Mental Health and Criminal Justice from across the state of Indiana. This year we will be discussing recent changes to Indiana law, including criminal code reform and Recovery Works, as well as the national Stepping Up Initiative, working together to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness brought to jail. 

This year, a panel of state leaders, including Kevin Moore, Director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction, will discuss and answer your questions regarding recent changes to Indiana law including Criminal Code Reform, Recovery Works, and more.

Our afternoon keynote presenter is Paton Blough. He's been seen and heard on NPR, CNN, The Huffington Post, and more. On March 18 you can hear his story about the abrupt turn his life took after experiencing his first manic episode, his encounters with the criminal justice system, and how he now uses his experiences to help train Crisis Intervention Teams, to influence public policy, and to raise a voice of hope for mental health.
He will also talk about the national Stepping Up Initiative and how we 
can get involved to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness in our jails.

Registration to the Summit includes breakfast and lunch, continuing education credits (CEU, ILEA, and (pending approval) CLE/NLS), access to all exhibitors, as well as networking opportunities, plenary sessions, and workshops. Cost is $100.00 per person ($70.00 for NAMI Members, or Join NAMI and attend the Summit for $105.00). These early bird rates are in effect until March 4, 2016. After that, the registration fee increases by $20 per person, so register early!

A limited number of Individual and Family Member Scholarships are available for individuals and family members impacted by mental illness. To request a scholarship application form, please contact Marianne Halbert.

Featured workshop topics include:

•Forensic Treatment Programs (Lake Co. Jail team)
•Certified Mental Health Courts (Allen Co. Mental Health Court)
•Certified Veterans Courts (The V.A. Medical Center and partners)
•Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (The Indiana Judicial Center)
•Mental Illness & Reentry (InteCare and partners)
•Officer Self Care (IMPD)

3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Room discounts available until February 26, 2016