Advisory Task Force Membership Update & Discussion of Vacancies
COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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02:13 PM -- Advisory Task Force Membership Update and Discussion of Vacancies
Ms. Walton stated that there are current three vacancies on the task force. The Task Force Membership booklet (Attachment D) was distributed to the committee members. She discussed Chris Johnson, Executive Director of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, whose appointment as a representative of local law enforcement is pending. Ms. Walton stated that the representative for the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo had recently resigned from the task force. She said the institute is currently looking for another representative to fill the vacancy. Ms. Walton discussed the vacancy of a judicial branch representative and stated that the appointment will be made by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court once a representative is identified.
Ms. Walton discussed Jack Zelkin who was recently appointed to the task force as a member of the public who has an adult family member who has a mental illness and who has been involved in the Colorado criminal justice system. She also discussed Ms. Zelkin's experience in the housing sector.
Ms. Walton discussed the Department of Corrections representatives on the task force.