Videos tagged with Marvin Swartz

  • North Carolina Department of Justice Deputy General Counsel Daniel Mosteller and Senior Policy Counsel Steven Mange join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice to discuss the state of national litigation about opioids. In 2021 NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced a $26 billion settlement with opioid distributors and a manufacturer. Dr. Marvin Swartz moderates.
    Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science & Justice.

  • For over a decade, Judge Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, has worked with stakeholders to reform how the criminal legal system interacts with individuals with mental illnesses. With his colleagues he has developed a unique diversion model, the "Miami Model," that is a model for reducing violence, unnecessary arrests, and inappropriate incarceration among persons with mental illness. The model encourages recovery, reduces stigma, and gives individuals hope.

  • Police have become the de facto first responders to behavioral health crises despite rarely receiving adequate training to safely and effectively handle the situation. The consequences of this are reflected in the disproportionate number of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders killed by police every year and held in jails and prisons. A panel of experts - Dr. Tracie Keesee, Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives at the Center for Policing Equity; Timothy Black, Director of Consulting for White Bird Clinic; and Christy E.

  • This year (2020) marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Jennifer Mathis, Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, John Petrila, Vice President of Adult Policy at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, and Holly Stiles, Litigation Counsel at Disability Rights North Carolina participate in a panel; and question and answer. The event was moderated by Dr. Marvin Swartz.