All to frequently, there is another incident in Texas highlighting how the criminal justice system is in need of serious reform, especially for individuals in the system who are facing poverty or living with a mental illness. The public is now more aware of systemic issues surrounding arrest policies, bail hearings, mental health issues, and jail safety. Communities want solutions to the problems that plague the system.
The Criminal Justice Institute and Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and several other institutions including the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, are hosting a symposium on January 22 in Houston entitled “Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People: New Strategies for Confronting Today’s Challenges.” The event will host criminal justice experts to discuss best practices in policing, pretrial diversion and detention, jail safety, and more. The foundation’s own Dr. Lynda Frost will be a commentator on jail diversion for individuals with mental health conditions.
Spots are limited. Learn event details and how to register here: