Mental Health

Interviews

'A Social Worker With a Robe': Judge Joe Perez of the Orange County Community Court

'A Social Worker With a Robe': Judge Joe Perez of the Orange County Community Court

In this podcast recorded at the Courts, Community Engagement, and Innovative Practices in a Changing Landscape symposium held in Anaheim in December 2015, Judge Joe Perez of the Orange County Community Court discusses his work in Orange County and how community justice can change lives.

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The Defending Childhood Demonstration Project

The Defending Childhood Demonstration Project

In this podcast, Center for Court Innovation researchers Rachel Swaner, Lama Ayoub, and Elise Jensen discuss their National Institute of Justice funded report on the United States Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. The program, which began in 2010, funded eight pilot sites across the country to address children's exposure to violence. The Center produced a series of reports on six of the eight sites, as well as a report that condenses lessons learned across the sites. 

 

 

 

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Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

At Reinvesting in Justice, Michael Young, chief public defender of Bexar County in Texas, talks about innovative programs to assist defendants with mental health challenges.

 

 

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Mental Health and Justice on the Last Frontier: A Conversation about the Anchorage Mental Health Court

Mental Health and Justice on the Last Frontier: A Conversation about the Anchorage Mental Health Court

Judge Stephanie L. Rhoades, who helped found and has presided over the Anchorage Mental Health Court since 1998, and Kathi R. Trawver, associate professor of the School of Social Work at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, discuss the court's origins, accomplishments and lessons. They co-authored "Homesteading a Pioneering Mental Health Court: A Judicial Perspective from the Last Frontier" for American Behavioral Scientist.

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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

QUEST Futures is a juvenile mental health initiative that seeks to establish a comprehensive, coordinated response to youth with mental illness involved in the juvenile justice system in Queens, New York. Here, researcher Josephine Hahn discusses the findings of an impact evaluation of the program. (February 2014)

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Brooklyn Mental Health Court: Linking Offenders to Treatment

Brooklyn Mental Health Court: Linking Offenders to Treatment

Judge Matthew D'Emic and others explain how the Brooklyn Mental Health Court links mentally-ill offenders to treatment and rigorously monitors compliance.

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Judy Harris Kluger, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Court Operations and Planning for New York State

Judy Harris Kluger, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Court Operations and Planning for New York State

As the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Court Operations and Planning for New York State, Judge Kluger is responsible for overseeing specialized courts across the state. In October 2007 she spoke with Center staff about New York’s new mental health court initiative.

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Sherri Crock-Carsey, Mental Health Court Liaison, Athens County Municipal Court Substance Abusing/Mentally Ill Court

Sherri Crock is the mental health court liaison for the Athens County Municipal Court Substance Abusing/Mentally Ill (SAMI) Court, which is designed to divert individuals with dual disorders of mental illness and substance abuse from incarceration by providing intensive community treatment and supervision. She spoke with Center staff about the program.

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Stephanie Rhoades, Judge, Anchorage Mental Health Court

Stephanie Rhoades, Judge, Anchorage Mental Health Court

Judge Stephanie Rhoades has presided over the Anchorage Mental Health Court—the first mental health court in Alaska—since it was created in 1998. 

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Stephen V. Manley, Judge, Mental Health Treatment Court, Santa Clara County, California

Stephen V. Manley, Judge, Mental Health Treatment Court, Santa Clara County, California

Stephen Manley is a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County. He has served on the bench for over 25 years. He was a founder of the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County as well as the Santa Clara County Mental Health Treatment Court. Here he speaks about the differences between mental health and drug court.

 

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Matthew J. D'Emic, Brooklyn Mental Health Court

Judge Matthew J. D'Emic presides over the Brooklyn Mental Health Court, which works with approximately 100 felony and misdemeanor defendants each year. Here he talks about how his ideas about mental health court have changed over the years.

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Bruce J. Winick, University of Miami School of Law and School of Medicine, and David B. Wexler, Professor of Law, University of Arizona

David B. Wexler and the late Bruce J. Winick co-founded the field of social enquiry known as therapeutic jurisprudence, which seeks to assess the therapeutic and counter-therapeutic consequences of law and effect legal change to increase the law’s healing potential. Here they talk about the relationship between therapeutic jurisprudence and mental health courts.

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Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

One of the top drug court researchers in the country, Doug Marlowe talks about his research on status hearings and graduated sanctions, as well as about the critical elements of drug courts.

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Fred Osher, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Fred Osher, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Among his many activities, Dr. Fred C. Osher advises state governments on how best to address mental health issues in the criminal justice system. Here he talks about the pros and cons of mental health courts.

Fred C. Osher, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Fred C. Osher, M.D., is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health, Justice, and Public Policy and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Among his many activities, he advises state governments on how best to address mental health issues in the criminal justice system. In January 2005, Osher sat down with the Center for Court Innovation’s Carolyn Turgeon to talk about mental health courts.

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