Mental Health & The Criminal Justice System
The Diversity Forum’s first ever virtual event!
Part THREE of a 3-part series on the intersection of diversity and inclusion and the criminal justice system
People experiencing mental health issues are statistically more likely to be arrested, incarcerated, or killed by police officers. In the Diversity Forum’s May 2020 virtual forum, they returned to their series examining the intersections of diversity and inclusion and the criminal justice system. Featured speakers included:
- Dr. Ashley Yinger: Stepping Up/CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Coordinator, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office
- Sharon Engdahl: Executive Director, American Mental Wellness Association
Moderated by Carmen Henry-Harris: Penn State University/PACT (Parents And Children Together)