“Policy Change Across Institutions II: Prevention, Treatment and Diversion in the Cuyahoga County Criminal Justice System”

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host the 12th and final installment webinar roundtable discussion in its Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis Thursday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon EST. 

The topic of this discussion will be “Policy Change Across Institutions II: Prevention, Treatment and Diversion in the Cuyahoga County Criminal Justice System.”

Members of the community are invited to hear from a roundtable of speakers who are implementing policy change to decrease incarceration and increase prevention and treatment for substance use disorders across the Cuyahoga County criminal justice system. 

The following presentations will be part of the event:

  • Hon. Judge Lauren C. Moore of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court will present on the work of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, which prioritizes treatment over incarceration and is fighting to reduce carceral racial disparities for individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Hon. Judge Tonya Jones of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court will present on the court’s Families First Program that supports parents who are experiencing substance use and mental health issues.
  • Rickey Lewis, artist and prevention specialist, will present on his diversion program, “I care about my life and I care about your life.”
  • Lisa Fair and Jaquetta Curlee, external forensic coordinators for the MetroHealth Office of Opioid Safety’s Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment Program (ExAM Program) at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, will present on how the ExAM program is helping incarcerated individuals receive treatment for opioid use disorder.

This webinar activity has been approved for CEUs and RCHs for social workers and chemical dependency counselors.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland will sponsor this webinar.

Register for the event.