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Mental Health, Mental Illness, and the Criminal Justice System

  • Access Living 115 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)

"MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL ILLNESS & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AND HOW DO WE SOLVE IT?

Come learn about the intersection between mental illness and the prison system from people with unsurpassed expertise, including

Alan Mills, Executive Director Uptown People's Law Center

Deana Benos, Women's Justice Initiative

Monica Cosby, Mothers United Against Violence and Incarceration

This teach-in will answer the questions of what mental illness is, how communities are impacted by lack of access to mental health care, how this lack of access leads to the prison system and how lack of mental health care in prisons impacts the imprisoned and their families, communities & successful reentry.

This teach-in event is sponsored by Next Steps in coordination with Uptown People's Law Center and Mothers United Against Violence and Incarceration."