Community Connections: Working with Justice-involved Individuals

Featured Speaker:

  • Jen Seib, LMHC, CASAC, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, BestSelf Behavioral Health

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 20, as we conclude our 2023 Social Justice Leadership Academy Learning Series! This event will focus on the prevalence and impact of substance use and mental health challenges for justice-involved individuals.

We will explore the challenges faced by individuals who are justice-involved and by those working with this specialized population in behavioral health care settings. This event will highlight jail-based treatment and peer services, reentry, opioid treatment programs working in collaboration with jails and prisons, housing, and a program helping bridge the gap between drug and mental health courts and CCBHCs. Lastly, we will explore current approaches that are working and strategize future solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of working with justice-involved individuals with substance use and/or mental health challenges.
  • Highlight challenges and barriers behavioral health care providers may face when working with this special population.
  • Identify effective strategies and programs for working with justice-involved individuals in behavioral health care settings.

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