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Rethinking the Criminal Justice System and Mental Health
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
In 2014 it was estimated that over 1.7 million people in the UK were in contact with the Criminal Justice System (MOJ 2015), many of whom will have had a mental health problem and a substantial number of whom will have inflicted harm upon themselves and/or others. NICE (2016) has recently launched its guidance on the mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system. They have argued that although the evidence base in this area is rapidly expanding, there are a number of major gaps some of which include low quality evidence for a range of systems for the delivery and co-ordination of mental health care in the Criminal Justice System. This event is designed to promote ideas and relationships for better services for people with mental health problems and safety outcomes within the Criminal Justice System. This might be realised through more creative working and partnerships, a focus upon understanding and prevention and on minimising harm. Using empirical evidence the presenters will illustrate how new solutions have been implemented to tackle both old and emerging problems. Specifically, how approaches have been used to reduce harm, prevent deterioration and promote recognition of mental health, minimize incarceration for those with mental health problems, and strengthen the relationships between law enforcement / and mental health services and practitioners.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Anthony O'Brien, Lecturer in mental health nursing at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Inspector Michael Brown, Mental Health Co-Ordinator, College of Policing.
Professor Joy Duxbury, Professor in mental health nursing at University of Central Lancashire.
Lunch will be provided on the day. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have any dietary requirements.