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Which Way Out Conference 2007

Which Way Out? was a national conference held from November 14-16, 2007 that highlighted Allegheny County’s efforts to divert persons with mental illness from the criminal justice system.

Workshops highlighted local programs at the five intercept points along the Sequential Intercept Model—addressing the elements of success and the challenges to planning, implementation, evaluating, and sustaining programs that decriminalize behavioral health disorders.

National model programs in the areas of police-based crisis intervention, pre-/post-booking jail diversion, specialty courts, re-entry and reintegration, and community supervision for persons with mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders were also presented.

Who Attended

This conference attracted individuals interested in justice-related behavioral health issues, including those from law enforcement, local and state corrections, behavioral health and other service provider agencies, court personnel, policy and program decision-makers, and behavioral health consumers and families.

pdf.gif Participants List

Featured Speakers

Featured speakers included Sequential Intercept Model developers Patricia A. Griffin, Ph.D., and Mark R. Munetz, MD.

Guest speaker, Peter Earley, author of the acclaimed non-fiction book, Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, discussed his examination of the mental health system in the U.S. and what it was like to be on the inside looking out when his son was declared mentally ill.

Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D., president and founder of Policy Research Associates discussed the future of diversion.

The following are links to all of the presentations and support materials from the Which Way Out? conference:

Wednesday

Victoria Cochran, JD; Crisis Intervention Team, New River Valley
pdf.gif Replicating CIT in Rural Settings: Challenge, Innovation, Transformation

Bobby Dillard, Forensic Service Coordinator and In-Reach Project Coordinator and Sherod Edmonds, Administrative Service Coordinator, Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center Starr Program
pdf.gif Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center Starr Program
pdf.gif Presentation Outline
pdf.gif Course Descriptions
pdf.gif Calendar

Patricia A. Griffin, Ph.D., and Mark R. Munetz, MD. The Sequential Intercept Model
pdf.gif The Sequential Intercept Model

Robert Weisman, Director of Project Link and ACT
pdf.gif Integrating Criminal Justice, Community Healthcare, and Support Services for Adults with Severe Mental Disorders
pdf.gif Integrating Criminal Justice, Community Healthcare, and Support Services for Adults with Severe Mental Disorders, published in the Psychiatirc Quarterly July 12, 2003

Amy McNicholas Kroll and Clyde Ledbetter. Allegheny County DHS, Office of Behavioral Health, Justice-Related Services
pdf.gif Allegheny County's Justice Related State Support Services

L. David Murphy, Project Director and Debra Srebnik, Ph.D., Project Evaluator. King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division
pdf.gif Criminal Justice Initiatives (CJI) Second Year Outcomes

Eric Olson, LCPC, Court Coordinator, 7th Judicial District Mental Health Court
pdf.gif Bonneville County Mental Health Court

Travis Parker, M.S., L.M.H.P., C.P.C., Program Director, Behavioral Health Jail Diversion Program of Lancaster County
pdf.gif Behavioral Health Jail Diversion Program of Lancaster County, Nebraska

Melissa Reuland, Research Consultant, Police Executive Research Forum, CSG Justice Center
pdf.gif Specialized Police-based Responses to People with Mental Illness: Effective Training Strategies

Joe Stommel M.S., Chief of Rehabilitation Programs, Colorado Department of Corrections
pdf.gif Which Way Out? The Case for Community Corrections

Thursday Morning

Rev. Donald L. Isaac, Executive Director, East of the River Clergy-Police-Community Partnership
pdf.gif East of the River Clergy-Police-Community Partnership

Diana T. Myers and Associates, Inc.
pdf.gif Healing and Housing - Essential Community Components for Diversion and Re-Entry Programs
pdf.gif Housing Options and the Sequential Intercept Model

Christine L. Raffaele, Family Law Program Manager, Specialized Dockets Section, Supreme Court of Ohio
pdf.gif Intercept 3 Specialty Courts, Statewide Planning of Mental Health Courts

Jenny Remack, BSW CAC III, Director of Clinical Services and Doug Carrigan, M.P.A. Chief Operations Officer -- Independence House Fillmore, Modified Therapeutic Community
pdf.gif Independence House Fillmore, Modified Therapeutic Community

Melissa Reuland, Research Consultant, Police Executive Research Forum, CSG Justice Center
pdf.gif Specialized Police-based Responses to People with Mental Illness: Effective Training Strategies

Cindy A. Schwartz, MS, MBA, Project Director, Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project, Jail Diversion Program
pdf.gif Measures and Analysis

Amnon Shoenfeld, King County Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
pdf.gif Developing Partnerships for System Change in King County, Washington

Kris Watson, Training and Technical Assistance Project Director and Lily Brent, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Family Justice
pdf.gif Tapping Strengths to Promote Family Health and Well-Being
pdf.gif Role Playing 1
pdf.gif Role Playing 2

Thursday Afternoon

Carol Carothers and Karen Lenzen, NAMI Maine
pdf.gif Using Coalitions to Foster Jail Diversion

Lance Couturier, Ph.D.; Patricia A. Griffin, Ph.D.; Robert Kelsey; and Nancy Wieman, Regional Planning in Pennsylvania: Using the Sequential Intercept Model in Five Counties
pdf.gif Regional Planning in Pennsylvania: Using the Sequential Intercept Model in Five Counties

Officer Joan Logan, Montgomery County, Maryland
pdf.gif Reducing the Revolving Door Through a Shared Response

Dr. Geraldine F. Nagy, Director, Travis County Community Supervision and Corrections Department & Pretrial Services
pdf.gif Travis County Community Supervision Mental Health Intervention
pdf.gif Travis County Probation: A Mental Health Learning Site

Travis Parker, M.S., L.M.H.P., C.P.C., Program Director, Behavioral Health Jail Diversion Program of Lancaster County
pdf.gif Evaluation Findings

Michele Saunders, LCSW; David Wooledge, B.A.; Glenn Koons and moderator Dick Jevon. Where Advocates Intercept with Diversion
pdf.gif Where Advocates Intercept with Diversion

Cindy A. Schwartz, MS, MBA, Project Director, Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project, Jail Diversion Program
pdf.gif Making Jail the Last Resort

Friday

Hartwell Dowling, Administrative of the Courts, Maine Judicial Branch
pdf.gif Development and Evaluation of a Co-Occurring Disorders Court

Linda Frisman, Ph.D., CT Dept Mental Health & Addiction Services
pdf.gif A Women's Diversion Program for Trauma Survivors

Amy Kroll, DHS OBH Forensic Services Unit and Karen McLellan, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
pdf.gif The Forensic Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the Allegheny County Criminal Justice Advisory Borad Strategic Plan 2005-2010

Betsy Maurer, LMSW, MPRI-MI Program Administrator
pdf.gif Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry for the Mentally Ill Offender: Overcoming the Challenges

Risdon Slate, Ph.D., Florida Southern College and Michele Saunders, LCSW, Executive Director, Florida Partners in Crisis
pdf.gif The Role of Advocacy in System Change

Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D., Policy Research Associates
pdf.gif What Data Should We Collect: Don't Overdo It

Ralph Zaccheo, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Vocational Programs
pdf.gif Department of Veterans Affairs, Therapeutic and Supported Employment Services: A Community Partner for Veterans with Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Issues