The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana is targeting six communities around the state to expand the crisis intervention teams for youth. The goal is to reduce the number of youth with mental health needs who end up in the juvenile justice system. Law enforcement officers would work with mental health providers, school personnel, advocates, and other community leaders to divert children in a mental health crisis away from juvenile detention. For more information about the program, go here.
The theme of the NAMI Indiana 2014 11th Annual Mental Health & Criminal Justice Summit will be crisis intervention teams. The Summit will be held on March 21, 2014, at the Indianapolis Marriott North. For more information, go here.