April 6, 2017: Mental health care among juvenile and adult correctional populations discussion
by Michelle Saport |
Panel discussion: Mental health care among juvenile and adult correctional populations Thursday, April 6, 7-8:30 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 Free and open to the public
Join the UAA Justice Club for a panel discussion of mental health care among juvenile and adult correctional populations, the last in our National Criminal Justice Month 2017 series of discussions.
Providing mental health care has become an increasingly crucial aspect of modern correctional rehabilitation. Nationally, more than half of prison and jail inmates have mental health problems, and probation/parole departments provide essential mental health services to their clients.
Learn how Alaska tackles these issues at a panel discussion with experts from the Division of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections:
- Heidi Redick, chief probation officer, Division of Juvenile Justice
- Shannon Cross-Azbill, clinical director, Division of Juvenile Justice
- Laura Brooks, director of health and rehabilitation services, Department of Corrections
- Adam Rutherford, chief mental health officer, Department of Corrections