Attorney Adam Stone of Bucyrus
criminal defense firm The Stone Law Firm, LTD will be a guest speaker at an upcoming webinar
presented by The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice &
Disability (NCCJD) regarding the emergence and effectiveness of mental
health courts. Held on July 28th, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 EDT, Attorney Stone will address the practical challenges
affecting mental health courts in Ohio and will discuss whether they are
adequate to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
It is estimated that more than 200 lawyers from across the country will
be in attendance.
Mental health courts were created as a means of helping mentally ill and
disabled individuals accused of crimes avoid prison time through participation
in long-term, community-based treatment. While the intent of these courts
is to address the mental needs of offenders and protect the safety of
the community, their effectiveness has been questioned – with some
asserting that they could be doing more harm than good. The NCCJD’s
seminar will explore this largely ignored issue within the criminal justice
system and feature opinions from experts involved in this area.
Interested parties may
register here. For more information, visit
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