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NRI is hosting a series of technical assistance webinars for SAMHSA's Olmstead Communities of Practice. The NRI TA webinar series will focus on the intersection of the Criminal Justice System and Olmstead. The goal of the project is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to learn, strategize, and share with one another the opportunities and challenges related to improving community integration for individuals with mental illnesses. The presentations that have occurred have focused on:

Several more presentations are scheduled to occur between the months of July and August. 

  • Thursday, July 12: Forensic Peer Specialists: Vicki Rainey, a peer specialist from RI International, will share her expertise about the use of peer specialists in forensic settings.
  • Wednesday, August 15: Criminal Justice Diversion Methods for Rural Areas
  • Wednesday, August 29: Florida’s Criminal Mental Health Division