April 14th Mental Health Task Force meeting

We hope that you can join us for the April meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force: Tuesday, April 14th from 3 – 5 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st st.

Our agenda will include the following:

  • The state budget includes significant changes to the Crisis Assessment and Emergency Detention process and repeals current law regarding emergency detention procedures in Milwaukee County. Our panel members will share perspectives on the proposed changes to Crisis Assessment and Emergency Detention, and how they might be implemented in Milwaukee County. Confirmed panel members include:
    -Amy Lorenz, Deputy, Community Access to Recovery Services, Director of Crisis Services Milwaukee County BHD
    -Inspector Carianne Yerkes, Milwaukee Police Department
    -Dennis Purtell, Attorney Manager Mental Health Division, Wisconsin Public Defender
    -Kit Kerschensteiner, Managing Attorney Disability Rights Wisconsin

  • Presentation on a model for a Community Based Mental Health AODA system endorsed by the Mental Health Redesign Cultural Intelligence Work Group, Presented by Work Group Co-chair Rochelle Landingham

  • Mental Health Board Update and Discussion of 2016 Milwaukee County Budget Process and Priorities

  • Update on CIT training expansion, Brenda Wesley, NAMI Greater Milwaukee

  • State Budget Update

Also please save the date for our May 12th meeting. We will be joined by special guest from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Laura Riske, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Pat Cork, Administrator Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. They will brief us on the December 2014 DHS sponsored audit report Mental Health Service Delivery in Milwaukee County. This report was a requirement of Act 203 which established the Mental Health Board. They will also update us on DHS initiatives including the expansion of CCS and peer respite. This will also be an opportunity to update DHS about the work of the Task Force and challenges and opportunities in Milwaukee County.

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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