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Governor’s Conference for Mental Health and Criminal Justice Transformation
Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
May 13-14, 2008

(Subject to change prior to conference)

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008
7:30 am – 5:00 pm – Registration Open

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am –  Opening Remarks:
James S. Reinhard, M.D., Commissioner
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and
Mr. Leonard G. Cooke, Director
Department of Criminal Justice Services

9:30 am – 10:30 am –  General Session
“Transforming Florida’s Mental Health System”
The Honorable Steven Leifman, J.D., Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, Florida Supreme Court

10:30 am – 10:45 am – Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm – “The Sequential Intercept Model of Jail Diversion”
Patty Griffin, Ph.D., CMHS National GAINS Center

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Luncheon and Presentation
“Virginia’s Commission on Mental Health Law Reform: A Brief Progress Report”
Professor Richard J. Bonnie, University of Virginia, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm - General Session
“Defense Counsel-Based Jail Diversion: The Jericho Project”
Stephen Bush, J.D., Director, The Jericho Project, Shelby County, TN

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm - General Session
“Introduction to Systems Mapping” and Local Systems Mapping Experience
Patty Griffin, Ph.D., CMHS National GAINS Center

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Concurrent Workshops, including:

·      “Community-Based Jail Diversion:  From Forming Local MH/CJ Stakeholder Groups to Implementing Programs”
Leslie Weisman, LCSW, Arlington County Community Services Board (CSB)
Winston Marcus, Director, Arlington Community Corrections
Sylvia Campbell, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

·      “Facilitating MH Treatment for Jail Inmates”
Western State Hospital/Health Planning Region I Jail Management Program
Jack Barber, M.D., Director, Western State Hospital
Bob Gardella, M.D., Western State Hospital
Ellen Harrison, Regional Manager, CSB Region I

·      “Implementing Pre - Booking and Post - Booking Jail Diversion in a Rural Locality”
The New River Valley CIT and Bridge Programs
Victoria Cochran, J.D., New River Valley Jail Diversion Program
The Honorable Gino W. Williams, Chief General District Court Judge, 27th Judicial Circuit
Peggy Cooper, Director, New River Community Corrections and Pre-trial Services

·      “Making MH Court - Based Post - Booking Jail Diversion Work”
The Norfolk MH Court Approach
Debbie Pope, MH Court Coordinator, Norfolk CSB
George Pratt, Ed.D., Executive Director, Norfolk CSB

·      Combining Jail MH Treatment and Diversion
Henrico County Jail and Fairfax Adult Detention Center
Louis Fox, Psy.D., Henrico CSB/Henrico County Jail

Steve Weiss, M.S., Fairfax CSB/Fairfax Adult Detention Center
Capt. Paul R. Camarca, Fairfax Adult Detention Center

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking Reception

6:30 pm – Dinner on Your Own


7:30 am – 10:00 am - Registration Open

7:30 am – 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Opening Remarks and General Session
“The 2007 Local and Regional Jail Surveys”
James J. Morris, Ph.D., Director, DMHMRSAS Forensic Services

9:30 am – 10:15 am - Introduction of the Governor
The Honorable John W. Marshall, Secretary of Public Safety

Keynote Address
The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine

10:15 am – 10:30 am - Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm General Session
“Trauma-Informed Treatment”
Dr. Joan Gillece, NASMHPD and colleagues

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm - Luncheon 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – General Session
“An Individual and Family Vision for Jail Diversion Success”
Pete Earley, Author of Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – General Session
“Taking It Back to Your Home Community”
Patty Griffin, Ph.D., CMHS National GAINS Center

3:30 pm – Conference Adjourns

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