Mental Health Meeting Notes 12/01/2017

Action items from last meeting:

  • Action: Get in touch with Sara, Denise, or Alexander if you want to volunteer or if you know someone who is interested send them our contact info
  • Action: Review the redistricting bill – follow up on boards
  • Action: Research on what percentage of homeless people are mentally ill
  • Action: Research on Utah’s program and how they started it.  Did Utah do a census?  If so, how?
  • Action: We need help adding to and vetting resources on the Re-Entry Assistance spreadsheet

 

Agenda:

 

 

 

  • BDR Discussion – We would like to work on one for each team
      • CJ Ideas:
        • Compensation for wrongful convictions
        • Revised sex offenders statuses;
        • Mandated mental health training for police
        • Institute PAARI program
      • Education Ideas:
        • Pot tax for education;
        • Ending or funding Common Core;
        • Split up school board;
        • Reduced testing requirement
        • Changing requirements for serving on the school board
      • Mental Health Ideas:
        • Adjust the reciprocity rules so that licensing is easier (maybe not a legislative issue);
        • Mandated ratios for mental health professionals to patients
        • 1997 Dana Clements – Shay’s family submitted a bill that did not pass related to mental illness.  Required that people who were released from mental health programs have follow up to make sure that they are maintaining their medications or safely transitioning off of medication. Sponsored by senator Regan.  Action: look up the bill and see if it’s something we’d want to reintroduce
        • Institute a mental health court system
        • Statutory protection for people admitted to a hospital under a psychiatric hold – time frame

 

 

Team updates:

  • Update on Criminal Justice
    • Collaboration with NV Cure
      • Parole Backlog PSA
    • Resource Document
      • Action: We still need help adding to and vetting resources on the spreadsheet
        • Sara is going to be assigning resources 5-10 at a time.  Does anyone want to commit to researching a small block?
  • Update on Education
  • Book Club
    • First one was a success.  Next discussion will be December 17th.
    • Next book is “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective”.  It’s 200 pages so it shouldn’t be too hard to read in 16 days.
    • “The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.”

 

Announcements:

 

  • Thursday December 7th
    • Net Neutrality protest by Team Internet 11:30 at Verizon Headquarters Corporate Verizon store: 3825 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas NV 89119

 

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