Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force

Start Date: January 1, 2012

The Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force is charged with identifying the recommendations under Judicial Council purview, and with developing a plan for judicial branch and interbranch implementation activities to improve court, criminal justice and mental health services outcomes for adults and juvenile offenders with mental illness, ensure fair and expeditious administration of justice, and promote improved access to treatment for litigants in the justice system.

The Judicial Council’s Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force advises the council  on implementation of the  key recommendations issued by the Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues (July 2007-June 2011). The Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force is charged with identifying the recommendations under Judicial Council purview, and with developing a plan for judicial branch and interbranch implementation activities. Implementation of the task force recommendations is designed to improve court, criminal justice and mental health services outcomes for adults and juvenile offenders with mental illness, ensure fair and expeditious administration of justice, and promote improved access to treatment for litigants in the justice system.

 

The Judicial Council’s Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force advises the council  on implementation of the  key recommendations issued by the Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues (July 2007-June 2011).

The Judicial Council's Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues advised the council on mentally ill offenders and mental health courts. The purpose of the task force was to work toward improving the response of the criminal justice system for mentally ill offenders by promoting inter-branch collaboration at the state level and interagency collaboration at the local level. The task force focused on improving practices and procedures in cases involving adult and juvenile mentally ill offenders, ensuring the fair and expeditious administration of justice, and promoting improved access to treatment for litigants in the criminal justice system.

Final Report  April, 2011
Report to the Judicial Council by the Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues, March 22, 2011

Link to a related News Release
Fact Sheet for the Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues
Membership list for the Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues

Meetings of the Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force are posted here when scheduled.

PAST MEETING INFORMATION
Friday, June 7, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Minutes

Open meeting policy
The Chair may seek a recommendation from the members of the Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force on whether all or part of any meeting should be open or closed.  Members of the public who attend open meetings are encouraged to remain orderly.

Direct inquiries to:

Karen Moen
Senior Court Services Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Email:  karen.moen@jud.ca.gov

For more information about the task force please contact:

Karen Moen
Senior Court Services Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Email:  karen.moen@jud.ca.gov

or

Eve Hershcopf
Associate Attorney
Administrative Office of the Courts
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Email: eve.hershcopf-T@jud.ca.gov

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