RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 20 AUG 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 20 AUG 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • Research: Rand study recommends improvements to mental health care for service members
  • Alaskan health center is model to integrate mental health into primary care

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Ohio Stepping Up Initiative Project Director, Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton “In Focus”, a TV Discussion on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

Recently, Ohio Stepping Up Initiative Project Director, Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and other participants in the Stepping Up Initiative – The Ohio Project, were invited to participate in a continuing Ohio TV series, called In Focus, featuring mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

Retired Justice Stratton had the opportunity to talk about Stepping Up in the first segment.

She was joined by Michael Daniels of the Franklin County Ohio Stepping Up pilot project in the second segment.

The Ohio state public defender and Director Gary Mohr of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) participated in the third segment.

Here are links to watch the three segments:

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 13 AUG 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 13 AUG 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • Breaking Down Mental Illness for Veterans and Non-Veterans by State
  • RAND Corporation Research Final Report: Quality of Care for PTSD and Depression in the Military Health System

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Veterans Career Opportunity: Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s Degree, 100% of the program is free to veterans, Hondros College of Nursing, Westerville, Ohio

Hondros College of Nursing Medical Laboratory Technician Brochure

This is an associate degree program and will begin in October.  We would love to connect with someone who can get this information into the hands of veterans so they can apply.

There are 12 spots in the initial class that will receive full scholarships.  100% of the program is free and who better to offer that to than our service men and women.

Hondros College of Nursing is a leader in educating healthcare professionals. Now, as an extension of their mission, they are launching an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. 

Hondros College of Nursing is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students in the inaugural class to complete the program at no cost. Tuition, books, and fees will be completely covered for this 18-month program. 

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in beginning or advancing a career in medical laboratory technology.

Please contact Lisa Swinderman, Director of Admissions, at (937) 777-1020or lswinderman@hondros.edu for details. Classes begin October 9, and space is limited.

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 06 AUG 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 06 AUG 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • New technology connects veterans to doctors from the comfort of their own homes
  • Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton to Receive the Ohio State Bar Association’s Highest Honor
  • This vital app (Objective Zero) connects veterans to talk about mental health and trauma

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Stepping Up Summit at NACo’s Annual Conference Columbus, OH, July 21st-24th, 2017

Stepping Up Summit at NACo’s Annual Conference Columbus, OH, July 21st-24th, 2017 http://bit.ly/2s4OB90

The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is the only meeting that draws a cross section of elected officials and county staff from across the country.

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Attendees from rural and urban counties, large and small budgets and staff – all come together for four days of education, networking and sessions aimed to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.

The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation have come together to lead a national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails.

With support from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and other sponsors, the initiative will build on the many innovative and proven practices being implemented across the country.

Stepping Up Summit Part One: Identifying People with Mental Illnesses in Your Jail July 23rd

More than 350 counties have passed a resolution to join Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails. To support counties in their efforts, NACo is hosting a two-part Stepping Up Summit to provide counties with the tools and resources they need to further their initiatives.

Part One will focus on providing an overview of strategies counties are using to identify people with mental illnesses in their jails and how they are using this information to inform policies, practices and funding allocations. All counties are welcome to attend the summit.

Stepping Up Summit Part Two: Implementing Policies and Programs to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Your Jail July 23rd

More than 350 counties have passed a resolution to join Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.

To support counties in their efforts, NACo is hosting a two-part Stepping Up Summit to provide counties with the tools and resources they need to further their initiatives.

Part Two will highlight policies, practices and programs that counties have implemented along four key measures: the number of people with mental illnesses booked into their jail, the length of stay of people with mental illnesses, connections to treatment and recidivism. All counties are welcome to attend the summit.

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 18 JUN 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 18 JUN 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • Conference to help troubled veterans and the criminal justice system set for Birmingham, AL on June 23rd 
  • Ohio University: The Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Photography & Video Project

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RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 11 JUN 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 11 JUN 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • New VA online tool helps Veterans learn about and compare effective PTSD treatments
  • Stratton Newsletter Editor Honored as Veterans Advocate of the Year 2017 by the Vietnam Veterans of America Buckeye State Council

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Training Video for Veterans Court Mentors

Training Video for Veterans Court Mentors: http://bit.ly/2qkH3xS

Veterans Mentor Programs are a distinctive feature of Veterans Treatment Courts. These programs were created to provide community support for Veterans as they learn to readjust to civilian life and reintegrate back into their communities.

Mentors play an integral role in the Veterans Treatment Court program. The mentor provides the Veteran mentee with an active, supportive relationship and serves as a positive role model. Mentors are essential in assisting the Veteran mentee in navigating through the Veterans Health Administration, the court system, local veterans groups, and community support organizations.

This training video gives an overall view as to what is expected of a Peer Mentor. Upon completion of this training, the prospective Mentor can print a certificate of completion and present the certificate to their local Veterans Treatment Court. Each court will provide additional training specific to their needs.

This training video was developed by members of the Ohio Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice & Mental Illness, co-chaired by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and retired Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.

 

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 28 MAY 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 28 MAY 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • Training Video for Veterans Court Mentors Now Available on Ohio Attorney General’s Website
  • This Memorial Day, Remember Those Who Continue the Fight
  • Memorial Day message from Eve Stratton

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RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 21 MAY 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • GAO: Thousands discharged for military misconduct had mental health diagnosis
  • 2,500 Responses and Counting: Women Veterans Survey Results: No Longer Invisible: Women Veterans and Homelessness after Military Service
  • University of Southern California Research: The State of the American Veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study
  • VA announces new strategic partnerships to advance solutions for TBI and PTSD

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RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 16 APR 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 16 APR 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • New data-driven VA website: VA announces ‘Access and Quality’ system for veteran health care Story
  • The Brain Defense: Vets with head trauma, stress find mercy in court (ABA Journal Feature Article)
  • WARRIOR CARE NETWORK: INTRODUCING A NATIONWIDE BATTLE AGAINST THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR
  • Veterans Re-Entry Search Services (VRSS)

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RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS, 09 APR 2017

RETIRED JUSTICE EVELYN L STRATTON’S VETERANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NEWS 09 APR 2017

FEATURED STORIES

  • Four veterans courts to serve as nationwide mentors
  • EVENT: Cohen Veterans Bioscience Webinar: The Treatment of PTSD and the Warrior Care Network, April 19th
  • EVENT: The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans’ Mental Health, MAY 5TH

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