Both Now and After: Does COVID-19 Reframe Our Thinking About Reform?
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Advocates discuss how COVID-19 intersects with efforts to reduce the over-incarceration of the mentally ill. The discussion covers many topics related to COVID-19, including how the pandemic increases the urgency to release some individuals into the community, accelerates telehealth efforts, and raises questions of ongoing reform efforts. The advocates featured include:

Cecilia Livesey, M.D., Chief of Integrated Mental Health Services, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Mavis Nimoh, Executive Director, Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights

Stephanie Welch, Executive Officer at the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral
Health, Office of the Secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Moderated by Adrienne Kennedy, President, NAMI Board of Directors

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