The 2022 Law & Mental Health Conference was held in cooperation with the Alternative Mobile Services Association on Alternatives to Police – February 1 & 2, 2021.
Ebony Morgan – CAHOOTS Mobile Street Response in Eugene, Oregon
CAHOOTS is a mobile crisis response team that receives calls diverted from emergency services. CAHOOTS works with people in crisis from mental health issues, addiction, and homelessness. Team members of CAHOOTS de-escalate crisis situations and provide trauma-informed, client-centered care. CAHOOTS has been in operation in Eugene for more than 30 years.
Moki Macias – Communities, Crises, and Carceral Logic
Moki has served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta-based Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) since its launch in 2017. PAD reduces arrest and incarceration for activities related to mental health, substance use and extreme poverty through two strategies: immediate alternative to arrest for individuals detained by police, and alternate harm reduction response to community referrals through the City of Atlanta 311 line. Moki received her Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has spent over 15 years engaged in community organizing, program design and advocacy related to criminal justice reform and community development.
- Laurel Lisovskis, LCSW & Sara Stroo ~ CAHOOTS
- Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD ~ APA Spurlock Congressional Fellow at US House of Representatives
- Taleed El-Sabawi, JD, PhD ~ Assistant Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law & Scholar at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
- Ken “Khensu” Carter, MD ~ President of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
- Paul Pazen ~ Denver Chief of Police
- Kaia Sand ~ Executive Director of Street Roots
- Jason Renaud ~ Alternative Mobile Services Association
- Jenna Cooper & Dave Thompson ~ C3 Collective
- Dominique Jones MA, LMFT ~ Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Ashley Krider, MS – Policy Research Associates
- Carleigh Sailon, LCSW, LAC – Denver’s STAR Program
- David Harris – CEO of Oakland’s Urban Strategies Council
- Ann Kitchen – Represents District 5 on the Austin City Councilor
- Amy Watson, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Jackson Beck & Jason Tan de Bibiana ~ Vera Institute of Justice
- Mariela Ruiz-Angel, MSW, MBA ~ City of Albuquerque Community Safety Department
Conference sessions included presentations from currently operating mobile services and new services in the launching phase, with detailed information about data collection, contracting, staffing, integration with emergency services and law enforcement, innovation and inspiration.
Continuing education credits through the National Association of Social Workers and for members of law enforcement through the Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards Training.