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“Keep Up the Great Work! I believe that since JCMH came on board, we have seen many improvements to the criminal justice system especially in the areas of dealing with those who enter our criminal justice system and have been identified as having some type of behavior health issues. THANK YOU ALL for your commitment.” ―2021 Summit participant
The 2023 Summit was a phenomenal success with more than 1,200 total attendees! The 6th Annual Summit debuted a new feature: resource booths. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies were able to share resources and information with Summit attendees outside of sessions. This year we also brought back breakout sessions, where attendees could dive deeper into topics and have questions answered by experts.
Attendees included judges from all levels of the judiciary, academia, law enforcement, advocacy groups, prosecutors, defense attorneys, mental health and IDD service providers, representatives from various state agencies, policymakers, persons with lived experience, and many others. 2023 topics included Successful Diversion Centers, Competency Restoration: Best Practices including Court-Ordered Medications, a Grant Writing Workshop, and how to use SIM Mapping and County Mental Health Law Planning to build momentum in your county.