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Mental Health, Youth and the Justice System

mental health issues

What role should America’s criminal justice system have in handling youth with mental health issues? It is not an idle question. Seventy percent of young people entering the juvenile justice system are said to have a diagnosable mental health need.

Join us for an expert discussion of the role the justice system can and should play in helping youth with mental health issues. Our panelists included Dr. Anton Nigusse Bland, the director of mental health reform at the San Francisco Department of Public Health; Nicole Elmore, a community youth activist; former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island; and Dr. Marina Tolou-Shams, professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco.

Join us for VPM Forum, Sunday March 8 at 6:00 p.m. on VPM News, 88.9 FM.