When mental health and the criminal justice system meet, confusion is often the result, especially for family members trying to care for their loved ones. Most families don’t know how to navigate the complicated system, how to advocate for their loved one, or what the legal and practical limitations of mental healthcare are in jail settings. Join NAMI Central Texas and our panelists as we map the mental health criminal justice system. Attendees will learn how the county jail addresses mental health concerns and how to advocate for more mental health resources in these settings.
Daniel Smith, LPC, CCHP
Director of Inmate Mental Health, Counseling and Education Services | Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Executive Director | NAMI Texas