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Conference Schedule

JULY 13-15, 2016

Saving Lives and Communities
Collaborative change Through Mental Health Courts

Schedule at a Glance (subject to change – updated 7-7-16)

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Wednesday July 13

Day One: Establishing A Court

12:00 -1:30 PM
Summit Ballroom
Opening Plenary Luncheon
Derrik Tollefson
Department Head of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology – Utah State University

Mental Health Courts: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Hallie Fader-Towe

Council of State Governments

1:30-2:30 PM Breakout Sessions:
Establishing a Mental Health Court

Summit C The Salt Lake County Mental Health Courts-The Evolution and Future
Fifteen Years of Mental Health Courts in Utah's Third District

Allan Rice, Vernice Trease, Ann Boyden, Patrick Corum, and Sim Gill
Utah Third District Mental Health Court

Ivers-Hearst-Kearns Community Collaboration and Creative, Innovative Thinking-
The Backbone of Establishing a Mental Health Court

Anna Protano-Biggs and Samantha Bayles

2:30-3:00 PM Refreshment Break

3:00-4:00 PM

Summit C
Working with Mental Health Court Participants

Building Therapeutic Alliance with MHC Participants
Kathi Trawver
University of Alaska at Anchorage

Ivers-Hearst-Kearns Police Perspectives
Sergeant Louise Speth
Logan City Police Department

4:30-6:30 PM Opening Social
Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres

6:00-7:00 PM
Summit C
Mental Health Court Focus Group

Thursday July 14

Day Two: Pre-Enrollment Considerations and In-Court Considerations

9:00 -10:00 AM
Summit Ballroom
Judicial Responses to Mental Health Court
Jennifer Roark, Utah State University
Judge Kevin Allen, Utah 1st District
Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck, Utah 1st District Juvenile Mental Health Court
Judge C. Dane Nolan, Utah 3rd District
Judge John Walton, Utah 5th District

10:00-10:30 AM Refreshment Break

10:30-11:30 PM Breakout Sessions: Evidence Based Results

Summit C A Longitudinal Recidivism Study of Juvenile Mental Health Court Participants
with a Demographically Similar Cohort

Scott Curry, Third District Juvenile Court, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ivers-Hearst-Kearns Results from a Process Evaluation of a Federal Probation Mental Health Court
Jeanie Thies, Jennifer Parker
Lindenwood University, Criminal Justice Dept., St. Charles, Missouri

11:30-1:00 PM Buffet Lunch - Networking

1:00-2:00 PM Breakout Sessions:
What Mental Health Courts are Doing

Summit C Panel and Workshop
The Midwestern Way
Kim Culver, Sean Finnegan, John Nelson, and Rachael Edmundson
Sioux City Iowa

Ivers-Hearst-Kearns Does MHC Work?
What Current Research Indicates about MHC

Stephen VanGeem, Utah State University

2:00-3:00 PM
Summit Ballroom
Clinical Perspectives when Working with Mental Health Court Participants
C.J. Sorenson, Utah State University
Rosey Bassett, Davis Behavioral Health, Utah
Matt Bowden, Weber Human Services, Utah
Brandon Jensen, Wasatch Mental Health, Utah
Allan Rice, Valley Behavioral Health, Utah

3:00-3:30 PM Refreshment Break

3:30-4:30 PM
Summit Ballroom
Voices from the Participants
Jeannie Miles

4:30-6:30 PM
Summit Ballroom
Open Mic NightShare your stories
Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres

6:00-7:00 PM
Summit C
Mental Health Court Focus Group

Friday, July 15

Day Three: Sustainability

9:00 -10:15 AM
Summit Ballroom
Plenary Presentation
Empirical Evaluation of Mental Health Courts:
Outcomes and Change Mechanisms

Virginia Aldige (Hiday)
North Carolina State University

10:15-10:45 AM Refreshment Break

10:45-12:00 PM
Summit Ballroom
How Do We Know it is Working?
Conducting Mental Health Court Evaluations
Stephen VanGeem, Utah State University
Jennifer Roark, Utah State University

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