J. Brad McConville Barksdale Hortenstine Richard Bourke

Stages in the Criminal Justice Process and the Impact of Mental Illness

A Session by Richard Bourke , Barksdale Hortenstine and J. Brad McConville

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About this Session

More than half of those incarcerated in the United States have mental health issues and those with mental health histories tend to have higher recidivism rates, serve longer sentences and have more expensive medical needs than those without. In this session, the presenters will provide a high-level overview of how the different stages of the criminal justice system can impact someone with mental health needs. This overview will be an introduction to legal workshops 2 and 3, which will discuss programs and projects that move people with serious mental illness away from the criminal justice system and connect them with services.

About The Speakers

Say hello to your Speakers for this Session.

Richard Bourke

Richard Bourke

Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC)

Barksdale Hortenstine

Barksdale Hortenstine

Orleans Public Defenders

J. Brad McConville

J. Brad McConville

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine, Tulane Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Residency

Categories Covered

Legal System