10:00 AM | Welcome – Vincent Atchity, President & CEO, Mental Health Colorado (The Equitas Project)

10:05 AM | Introductions, Context & Direction, Plan for the Day – Vincent Atchity

10:15 AM | KEYNOTE & DISCUSSION: Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness – Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Equitas National Advisor

11:15 AM | Mental Health Diversion & Diversion Center: Harris County – Michele Oncken, Division Chief – Mental Health and Child Fatality Division, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Texas)

11:35 AM | Alternatives to Incarceration Practice – Toni Mardirossian, Alternatives to Incarceration Unit Chief, New York County District Attorney’s Office of Manhattan (New York)

11:55 AM | Prosecutor-Led Diversion, Successful Programs, Legal Basis & ABA Direction – Douglas Haubert, Long Beach City Prosecutor & Laura Reimer, Deputy City Prosecutor (California)

12:20 PM | Stress and Resiliency, Secondary Trauma Training – Well-Being for Prosecutors – Amberly Prykhodko, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Professional Services, Institute for Justice Research and Development

12:35 PM | Decision-Making for Diversion and Deflection & Tools for Restorative Justice – Julie Turnbull, Chief of Restorative Justice, Dallas County (Texas)

1:00 PM | Panel: Community Partnerships for Diversion – Susan Blanco, Chief Judge, 8th Judicial District (Colorado); Rick Brandt, Chief, Evans Police Department (Colorado); Beth McCann, Denver District Attorney (Colorado)

1:55 PM | Thanks and Next Steps – Vincent Atchity

2:00 PM | Adjourn


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