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BILL SUMMARY For GENERAL OVERVIEW AND HISTORY OF ADVISORY TASK FORCE

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Date Jul 9, 2019      
Location SCR 357



General Overview and History of Advisory Task Force - Committee Discussion Only


01:12:57 PM  

Moses Gur and Ashley Tunstall, chair and co-chair of the Task Force Concerning the Treatment of Individuals with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System (Task Force), provided an overview and background of the Task Force.  They distributed a pamphlet about the task force, including its history and accomplishments (Attachment A).  



Mr. Gur and Ms. Tunstall highlighted the group's achievements and some of the barriers encountered.  They further discussed the re-authorization of the Oversight Committee and Task Force in 2020.  They requested guidance from the Oversight Committee to better define the role, charge, and membership of the Task Force.

01:24:12 PM  

The Oversight Committee members asked questions about benchmarks and accomplishments beyond passing legislation.  Discussion followed about accessing data, staffing needs, and trends in the mental health field.



Mr. Gur and Ms. Tunstall answered questions about inter-agency cooperation and duplicative efforts in this area.



Discussion followed about mental health programming versus systemic change.






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