Healthcare and the Criminal Justice System: Increasing Opportunities for Diversion Through Treatment and Services

advocacy days

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8:30 am

Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

2020 Talk Justice Tuesdays Series

There are too many people in the criminal legal system in Georgia who could be better served with effective and affordable community-based treatment and services. We envision a system of mass decarceration where health care is provided to all and people are no longer criminalized for conditions related to their health. This advocacy day will provide opportunities for attendees to learn and advocate about ways to: increase access to preventative care, treatment for the conditions that most often coinciding with criminal justice involvement (substance use disorders and mental health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C etc.), increase diversion to treatment at all phases of the criminal justice system (pre-arrest, pre-trial, pre-adjudication, community reentry, parole and other post-release, etc.) and law enforcement training on why/how to divert individuals to treatment.

  • Location: Room 307 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building
  • Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm