On February 10, 2011, Ann-Marie Louison, CASES’ Director of Mental Health Programs, participated in a national conference aimed at improving responses to people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. Convened by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the conference brought together more than 400 practitioners, researchers, and public officials to share best practices and lessons learned.
Ms. Louison was a speaker at two break-out sessions. In the first, “Moving Beyond Mental Health Courts: Introduction to the Range of Court-based Interventions,” she provided an overview of CASES’ experience operating the Criminal Court-based Transitional Case Management Program for chronic misdemeanants and the Supreme Court-based Nathaniel Assertive Community Treatment for individuals convicted of felonies. In the second session, “Fidelity to Evidence-Based Practices in Urban and Rural Settings,” Ms. Louison highlighted the differences between CASES’ Nathaniel ACT team and other New York City Assertive Community Treatment teams, in terms of target population, participant demographics, and program services that include treatment and the integration of court supervision services to support improved mental health, individual, and public safety outcomes.
Please follow the links below to access PowerPoint presentations from these sessions: