CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 SUNDAY, December 3, 2017

3:30PM Welcome Remarks and Program Overview
        Peter Brown, Executive Director, Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement (IBHI)      
Stuart Buttlaire - President, Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement; Regional Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Continuing Care for Northern California Kaiser Permanente - Achieving Better Results” 
Leon Evans - Board Member, Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement; Former resident /CEO The Center for Health Care Services - Helping New Programs Get Started” 
 
4:00PM         Break
 
4:15PM          Crisis Intervention Team Training and Ally-building Essentials
A primer on how to develop the training and relationship building skills necessary to produce better outcomes from leaders who have shaped and implemented
successful programs and protocols.

Chief Louis Dekmar, First Vice President, International Association of Chief of Police
 	
 
4:45PM         Challenges and Promises of CIT
          Lt. Sam Cochran, Ret. Memphis Police Department, Crisis Intervention Team Center with University of Memphis
          Gilbert Gonzalez, Director of Mental Health, Bexar County
          Justin Volpe, Peer Advocate, South Florida Behavioral Health Network
          Chief Louis Dekmar, First Vice President, International Association of Chief of Police 
           
6:00PM         Dinner 
Keynote Address: Progress Made Possible
            Hon. Steven Leifman, Miami-Dade County
 
 
 
MONDAY, December 4, 2017
8:30AM        Welcome Remarks and Program Overview
            Peter Brown, Executive Director, Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement
            
9:00AM        The Miami-Dade Perspective on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health
Day by day, Miami-Dade County is making strides toward better outcomes for people in need and the community as a whole because of focus and collaboration
and coordination between community leaders dedicated professionals in a variety of fields and services. The sharing of their first-hand experiences will provide
insight into the heartbreak and hope of the struggle.

            Facilitated by Hon. Steven Leifman, Miami-Dade County Judge
Carlos J. Martinez, Public Defender, Miami-Dade County
Sally Heyman, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
 
9:30AM          Miami-Dade Perspective - Diversion Programs
  1. Pre-booking Diversion CIT- Habsi Kaba
  2. Entitlement Unit- SOAR
 
10:15AM        BREAK
 
10:30AM        Miami-Dade Perspective - Diversion Programs Continued
Diverting people from jails into cost-effective programs that can help them is both morally and fiscally and responsible public policy. Learn why it is not always
easy but is worth the effort

  1. Misdemeanor Jail Diversion
  2. Felony Jail Diversion
  3. Peer Specialists
  4. Jail- in Reach
 
11:00AM       Miami-Dade Perspective - Recovery
Peer to peer relationship-building is at the heart of better outcomes in recovery. Learn how and why a programmatic approach works.
Justin Volpe, Peer Advocate, South Florida Behavioral Health Network
 
12:00PM         LUNCH
Greeting: Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney
Nastassia Walsh, Program Director for County Solutions & Innovation, National Association of Counties - “County Progress with the Stepping Up Initiative” 
 
1:30PM         Dealing with Restoration of Competency Hon. Steve Leifman Moderator
Effective programs to restore competency are essential for maintaining integrity and fiscal responsibility at the intersection of Criminal Justice and Behavioral
Health.

          W. Neil Gowensmith, Ph.D., University of Denver, Denver FIRST (Forensic Institute for Research, Service & Training)
          Sana Qureshi, MD, Miami-Dade Forensic Alternative Center
 
2:30PM         BREAK and Opportunity to visit Miami-Dade County Facilities and Ride Alongs
 
2:45PM         Community by Community Progress Through Best Practices
Across the country many communities are finding ways to bring stakeholders together to address the challenges faced by individuals and frontline public
safety and other service providers. Learn from a panel of leaders who are helping to set the standards.

Laura Yager, Director, Systems Transformation Office of County Executive, Fairfax County, VA
Robert Sullivan, Criminal Justice Coordinator Johnson County
Paul Thomlinson, CEO of Burrell Center Springfield Mo.
Judge Steven Reed, Montgomery Co AL
 
4:45PM         Tours and Ride-Alongs 
RSVP procedure following registration
 
5:30PM         DINNER on your own

 
TUESDAY, December 5, 2017
 
8:30AM        Welcome Remarks and Program Overview
            Peter Brown, Executive Director, Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement
 
8:45AM         Achieving Higher Quality Through Evidence Based Practices
There are lessons to be learned and applied from a careful review of the experiences of people and communities. Learn about ways to make sense of what
we already know and how it supports policies and procedures for improved outcomes.
            Kelly Jin, Director, Data-Driven Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
            Amy Bach, Executive Director, Measures for Justice
 
9:45AM Break
 
10:00   	Round Table Discussion for Audience Questions on Getting Programs Started
Better outcomes require more than just processing information. We need to learn from each other and share ideas and perspectives. Bring your thoughts to the
discussion on ways we can continue the dialogue, work together and take meaningful action.

              Leon Evans, Former President & CEO, Center for Healthcare Services
              Laura Yager, Director, Systems Transformation, Fairfax County, Virginia
              Robert Sullivan, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Johnson County Kansas
              Hon. Steven Leifman, Miami-Dade County
              Dan Abreu, Policy Research Associates
 
11:45AM      Summary, Evaluation and Closing Remarks
 
12:00PM   Conference Concludes



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