Jailing the Mentally Ill—April 2017

  • Capitol Lakes Grand Hall 333 West Main Street Madison, WI USA

Jailing the Mentally Ill—the Better Options

The public is invited to join us to learn more about the problem of jailing the mentally ill in Dane County, and their ideas for better options than jail.

Our speakers:

Ron Lampert, President and CEO of Journey Mental Health

Ron Lampert, President and CEO of Journey Mental Health

Jim Moeser and Ron Lampert

Jim Moeser and Ron Lampert

Recent news and opinion:

Wisconsin State Journal (5/15/2017): Plan calls for smaller jail, guest column by Sharon Corrigan, chair of the Dane County Board.

Wisconsin State Journal (5/15/2017): Debate continues of Dane County human services surpluses

Wisconsin State Journal (4/30/17): Smaller jail with fewer mentally ill people is the answer, opinion from Lindsay Wallace, Executive Director of the Dane County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)      (Sign up for the NAMI Dane County newsletter here.)

Isthmus (4/13/2017): Shut it down 

WKOW-TV (4/5/2017): Windows to Work program mentioned in the Q&A following the presentation.

Capital Times (3/15/17): Crisis cops: Madison police work with mental health professionals on sensitive cases

Photo credits: 

Splash photo: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/04/01/jenn_ackerman_trapped_documents_the_line_between_mental_illness_and_security.html

Moeser photo:
http://jjie.org/2015/04/29/op-ed-focus-on-the-forest-not-just-the-trees-of-the-jjdpa/

Lampert photo:
http://www.journeymhc.org/latest-news/ronald-lampert-named-new-journey-ceo/