Mental Health and the Criminal Courts

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A Conversation on Mental Health and the Criminal Courts

Sunday, April 9,  2:00-4:00 pm
North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd, Bannockburn, IL

Join the discussion on how to better serve the mentally ill and the criminal justice system with new options.  The distinguished panel:

  • Hon. Sandy Hart, Lake County Board member
  • Judge Christopher Stride, ​19th Judicial Circuit Court
  • Mark A. Pfister, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department
  • Raymond Rose, Undersheriff, Lake County

The panel will explain the latest developments in Lake County and from other communities.​ Identifying and diverting mentally ill people from the jail system into the correct support facilities will save money and lives. In 2016 the average daily jail population was 567. The cost to house an inmate is $120.00 daily. Medical services at the jail cost around $3 million annually.

Lake County is participating in the White House Data-Driven Justice Initiative. Lake County is among 67 city, county, and state governments across the country that have been selected by the Obama Administration to join the initiative because of the County's commitment to innovative solutions that reduce incarceration and improve outcomes.​

This program is free and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake County, American Association of University Women, The North Shore Unitarian Church, and the Lake County Bar Association & Foundation. Attorneys may earn 1 CLE hour.