A. The Judge as a Change Agent — Developing an Effective Local Community Criminal Justice/Mental Health System
Judge Steven Leifman
This workshop describes the nuts and bolts on how to establish an effective local community criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse system — including mental health courts and diversion programs.
B. Designing and Implementing a Coordinated Intervention Approach for Elders Experiencing Legal Encumbrances and Mental Health Issues
C. Thomas Harding, PsyD; Deborah Arendale, MA, CSAC; and Judge Simone C. Polak
Room 304 A/B
This session reveals strategies utilized on Maui for developing and implementing multi-disciplinary proactive interventions for individuals over the age of 60 who are engaged with the criminal justice system and the mental health system. Workshop presenters include a District Court Judge, an AMHD Forensic Coordinator, and a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist.
C. Police-based Emergency Psychological Services and Pre-booking Jail Diversion
Michael Christopher, PsyD, PhD
Room 305 A/B
This session reviews different police-based jail diversion programs, the unique Honolulu Model, outcome data for the Honolulu program, and plans for the future.
D. Women in Recovery: Personal Experiences and Successful Community
LaVerne Miller, JD; and women from the Women’s Correctional Center
This workshop focuses on the unique issues faced by women, including — but not limited to — histories of trauma and retraumatization by criminal justice and mental health providers. Successful strategies for engaging women in the recovery process while incarcerated and preparing them for successful re-entry into all aspects of reunification, housing, and employment will be shared. The workshop will also highlight the personal journeys of women who are currently incarcerated and planning for their futures.
E. Methamphetamine Use/Co-Morbidity for the Courtroom
William Haning, MD and George King
While much is said about translational research in driving good clinical practice, a chronically deficient area of service is the translation of pathology and clinical practice in the forensic setting. It is a difficult linguistic challenge even when conversing between specialties. This session offers a model for discussing the impact of methamphetamine use developmentally, neurologically, and interpersonally when engaged in testimony. It will review the known effects, co-morbidities, social consequences, likelihood of recovery, and the discussion of these elements in an adversarial setting.
A. The Sequential Intercept Model — Service Engagement in the Justice System
Dan Abreu, MS, CRC, LMHC
This session describes opportunities to engage mental health consumers in services when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. From initial police contact to re-entry from jail or prison and placement on parole or probation supervision, collaboration with justice professionals and services designed to engage persons at each of the criminal justice system intercepts can produce both improved public safety and public health outcomes. Don’t miss out on the SIM Mall Experience (Workshop 3-E) — an interactive, hands-on experience that will give you with a chance to experience what our forensic consumers encounter when they come into contact with the criminal justice system.
B. Current Practices in Assessing Risk for Violence
Neil Gowensmith, PhD
Room 304 A/B
The current state of dangerousness assessment (or assessing risk for violence) is far removed from the dark corners of clinical guesswork. This session will investigate and highlight current, empirically-based methodologies that greatly improve the predictive and contextual accuracy of violence risk assessment. Ethical issues will also be considered.
C. Hale Imua and K-Fit: Collaborations and
innovations in specialized forensic community programs
Antonia Austria, MD; Michael K. Esquibil, MSW; and Lani Vanaman, MS
Room 305 A/B
This workshops describes Hale Imua and K-Fit, two highly successful community-based forensic programs that integrate housing, treatment, psycho-social rehabilitation, substance abuse treatment, and forensic programming. Hale Imua is designed to accommodate people released to the community on a Conditional Release, while KFit targets individuals released on conditions as Unfit to Proceed with Trial. Speakers will describe the unique make-up of each program, as well as highlight the excellent outcome data for these nationally-recognized programs.
D. Alternatives to Incarceration: Post-booking Jail Diversion and Drug Court
Annette Crisanti, PhD; Warren Dastrup; and Judge Ronald Ibarra
The nation’s jail and prisons have become the largest psychiatric hospitals. While some facilities provide adequate psychiatric services to inmates with mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse (MISA), many do not. Because of this and many other reasons including the risk of suicide, victimization, and exacerbation of symptoms, programs which divert individuals with MISA from incarceration into community-based treatment are imperative. The purpose of this presentation is to focus on two types of alternatives to incarceration programs, including post-booking jail diversion and drug court.
E. In Their Own Words: A Panel of Individuals with Lived Experience in the Mental Health and the Criminal Justice Systems
Everett Vierra, HCPS; Glenn McCleary; & Roy Kirk French III, HCPS
Moderator: Steven Onken, PhD
The experience of incarceration, like the experience of mental illness, can impact a person’s sense of self and how family and community react to him. These two experiences in combination often constitute a double whammy of potential stigma and discrimination. Speakers will share their recovery journeys through these experiences.
A. Reason For Hope: Recent Research on Treating Those with Psychopathy
Jennifer Skeem, PhD
Individuals with psychopathy typically are viewed as “untreatable.” In this workshop, we examine this assumption and find that it is supported by little or no compelling data. Recent research indicates that individuals with psychopathy are not “hopeless” cases who are inalterably dangerous; instead, they are best viewed as high risk cases in need of intensive treatment. Treatment principles that may maximally reduce violence and recidivism are reviewed.
B. The Past, Present, and Future Development of the Department of Public Safety’s Mental Health Services
Wesley Mun, MBA; Mark Mitchell, PhD; Ted Sakai, MBA
Room 304 A/B
Representatives from the Department of Public Safety will discuss present and future efforts to improve services to detainees with mental health disorders. The discussion will focus on the improvement in the process of identification and assessment of detainees with mental health disorders, programs, interventions and dispositional planning. Challenges in changes, development and operationalization of new policies and procedures, as well as the need for ongoing orientation and training in a correctional environment will be outlined. The panel will present the status and outcomes from collaborations with other federal, state and provider agencies, as well as examine potential new directions of service development for offenders with mental health disorders.
C. Mental Health Calendars and Mental Health Courts
Judge Lono Lee, Judge Michael Wilson, and Judge Barbara Takase
Moderator: Judge Marcia Waldorf
Room 305 A/B
This session will offer a forum in which the participants will learn about and provide input into the judicial system’s response to persons with mental illness at the misdemeanor and felony levels. Discussion will center upon: What are Mental Health Calendars and Courts? What’s the difference? Who, in Hawai‘i, has these? How do they work? What are the benefits? What are the obstacles? Some discussion of national trends in these areas will be offered.
D. Illness Management and Self-Directed Recovery (IMSR) in Forensic Treatment: Tools to Help Rebuild Lives
James Hall, PhD; Richard Armsby, PhD; Andrew Koliani; and Kimberly Barnes
Learn about using the evidence-based practice IMSR in forensic treatment. Practitioners will share their success as well as the adaptations needed to address this special population. IMSR encourages consumers to manage symptoms, avoid relapse, and reach personal goals, essential skills for living full lives in the community.
E. The Sequential Intercept Model Mall Experience
Based on the Sequential Intercept Model discussed in Dan Abreu’s Workshop 2-A, the SIM Mall Experience will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to personally experience what our mental health consumers encounter when coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Abreu will guide attendees into individualized scenarios, beginning with police contact and through the criminal justice and mental health systems. Participants will come into contact with the police programs, police and court cellblocks, jails, hospitals, courts, and various community mental health programs. Special forensic programs, such as jail diversion, Mental Health Court, and conditional release programs will be highlighted. Representatives from each location/program will be on hand to help participants really understand their particular piece of the SIM. Meet with police officers, correctional officers, judges, mental health workers, probation officers and more to see it from the inside.
A. The Application of Forensic Best Practices: Who, What, Where, and How
Fred Osher, MD
To achieve recovery goals and avoid further contact with the criminal justice system, persons with mental illnesses need access to effective treatment and support. However, evidence-based practices (EBPs) for justice involved clients require modifications. EBPs with the potential to produce positive public safety outcomes will be presented, and adaptations will be discussed.
B. Issues, Challenges, and HOPE for Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System
Meda Chesney-Lind, PhD; Kurt Fukuda; Rachel Guay, MSW; Judge Bode Uale
Room 304 A/B
Youth experiencing behavioral health disorders caught up in the Juvenile Justice System are at high risk of adult incarceration. What are their issues and challenges, and importantly, what are the promising practices emerging to give them hope? Speakers representing sectors from the streets to courts to diversion share their insights.
C. Mental Health Transformation: Criminal Justice Update and Trauma Informed Care
Rupert Goetz, MD
Updating the previous year’s session, this workshop reports on the progress of the Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant progress. Since beginning, a broad, public process in the first year developed a Comprehensive Mental Health Plan. Based on those recommendations, twelve specific work plans were developed in the second year. Now, in the third of five years, the executive direction has identified which projects are underway.
D. Conditional Release 101
Keith Pedro, PsyD; Frederic Manke, PhD; Judge Marcia Waldorf; and Sherri Dolder
This session will provide a legal and clinical overview of Conditional Release (CR). Topics will include the process of getting into and discharged from CR, relevant statutes (including recent updates), and techniques for managing CR cases. Judiciary, Adult Client Services, and AMHD perspectives are especially welcomed.
E. Native Hawaiian Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health
C. Kimo Alameda, Ph.D.; Rena Mae Nalani Takushi, MSW, LSW; Representative Faye Hanohano, Joseph Kaholokula, Ph.D.; and Warden Mark Patterson
Dr. Kimo Alameda and a panel of distinguished practioners will discuss important issues on forensic mental health from a cultural perspective. These issues include the potential for improving services to Native Hawaiians through the integration of cultural solutions with evidence-based practices developed by Western researchers and practioners.