Mental Health Symposium (MHS) - October 14, 2008


The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, co-sponsored a one-day Mental Health Symposium on October 14, 2008.  

The following topics were presented at the symposium:

  • Introduction to Mental Health Courts
  • Best Practices Panel Discussion:  How Mental Courts Get Started and the Challenges They Face
  • A Judge's Perspective on Mental Health Courts
  • How to Intervene with the Sequential Intercept Model
  • The Essential Elements, Data Entry System and Studies that Look at Recidivism
  • The Need for a Specialty Court
  • Performance Measures 

The link below contains additional information on the presentations featured at the conference.

October 14, 2008 MHS Presentations