Mental Health Courts: Essential Elements, Challenges, and the Intersection with Race and Homelessness

by Eric Kasman & Bridget Carmody (Latham & Watkins LLP), Lise Berichel (Fenwick & West LLP) andGillian Clow & Mark Medina, (Alston & Bird LLP)

Mental Health Courts are an alternative tool used in the criminal justice systems to help those with mental illnesses.  This presentation will provide an overview of their structure and consider how these courts relate to racial equity and homelessness.  It also addresses common criticisms of mental health courts and how they might be improved.

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