Location: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in the Carson Room. 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246
Time: 9:30 -10:30 am (followed by regularly scheduled SPCC Board Meeting, and the annual Board Retreat at another location)
Contact: SPCC Education Committee Chair, Sue Klebold firstname.lastname@example.org
Call in information: 712-775-7031, meeting # 335026
Many individuals with mental health disorders are in custody of the criminal justice system. Suicide is always a concern for those who deal with incarcerated individuals and with those who are transitioning out of jail. Douglas County has created programs to mitigate recidivism and assist those with mental health issues.
Please join us as Lt. Ron Harvey and Captain Kevin Duffy from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office discuss what is being done to provide mental health and suicide prevention services to individuals within the county jail system. Presenters will discuss
1. How are mental health diagnosis/treatment and suicide prevention efforts handled within the criminal justice system?
2. How is it determined that a mental health or suicide issue exists, and what standards of care are required?
3. Are mental health “beds” available, and how does one qualify for access to them?
4. What supports are provided to protect those at risk of harming themselves or others both during incarceration and after release?
There will be a question and answer period at the end.
Lt. Ron Harvey is Detentions Watch Commander at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Capt. Kevin Duffy has been in law enforcement for the last 27 years, the majority of which has been spent in investigations, though he has worked in nearly every division. He has been fortunate to have been in many assignments that allowed him to see the value of community. He has always had a passion for Juvenile Justice and has been involved at every level including his position as Board Chairman of the Juvenile Assessment Center, Board Chairman of Placement Alternative Commission, and Board Chairman of the 18th Judicial District VALE Board. He has received many awards and recognition for his proactive approaches to working with community members. and was recently recognized in Washington for his role in the development of the Shiloh House, Family Resource Pavilion.
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