"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."