Please join us on June 11th from 5:00 PM to 7:30PM for the next program in the 99 Faces Project series. This program is entitled: Turning Lives Around: How Law Enforcement and the Courts Can Change the Conversation about Crime and Mental Illness. The program will focus on how law enforcement and the courts can help change the conversation about mental health when mental health issues result in criminal behavior.
Law enforcement and the courts have become innovative when dealing with the complex issues of crime and mental illness. They are leading the way to identifying mental health or co-occurring substance use issues when someone winds up in legal trouble. Incarceration is not always the answer. Instead, law enforcement and the courts are exploring whether providing therapy, job retraining and other supports can be an alternative to incarceration. If incarceration is warranted, then having the issues addressed in prison may provide needed therapies.
The program will take place at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s main campus in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The program will begin at 5PM. “99 Faces Project” artist, Lynda Michaud Cutrell, will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and will be available for tours from 5 to 5:45 pm. The program will then move into Auditorium H starting at 5:45 pm. Opening remarks will be made by John Broderick, Senior Director of External Affairs for Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s General Counsel, John Kacavas will emcee and moderate the panel. John Kacavas serves as the chief legal advisor to D-H’s senior leadership and the Board of Trustees.
Featured speakers for this event include, TJ Donovan, Attorney General for the State of Vermont, Gordon MacDonald, Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, the Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, the Honorable Robert Lynn, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, Ingrid Jonas, Division Commander (major) in charge of the Support Services Division of the Vermont State Police, Matthew Shapiro, Executive Major for the New Hampshire State Police and Thomas D. Anderson the Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Vermont will make final remarks.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. To register for this extraordinary event go to: http://go.d-h.org/99faces or call: (603) 302-1633. Space is limited so register now!