2018 NACo Legislative Conference

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Saturday, Mar 03
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

9:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice  
 
Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  
 
Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University  
 
Chief, Chambersburg Borough Police Department, Penn.  
 
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Monday, Mar 05
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Counties' Engagement in Telehealth

10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 4, Terrace Level | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Telehealth offers many opportunities to deliver direct health services such as preventative and specialty, care coordinate information, training and administrative services aimed at addressing health disparities affecting vulnerable populations while reducing healthcare costs. Telehealth can reduce transportation barriers and reduces workforce shortages due to shared health professional staffing. This session explores telehealth services and lessons learned from county engagement.

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Building and Supporting Cross-System Data Sharing

1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Many of the populations served by county departments are connected to multiple systems, including county-supported health, human services and justice systems, and there is a growing need to better align resources and coordinate services and supports. Automated data sharing and integration is one way to connect systems and share information across systems, but jurisdictions must implement effective data governance to ensure information is collected, used and protected appropriately. In this workshop, learn from a national expert and two counties on how to establish policies and practices to safely and effectively share data across systems and, in the process, achieve system efficiencies.

Chief Justice Planning Officer, Adams County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Adams County, Colo.  
 
Data Analyst, Pima County Behavioral Health, Pima County, Ariz.  
 
Executive Director, Open Justice Broker Consortium  
 
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Stepping Up: Communications Strategies on County Efforts to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

More than 400 counties have joined the national Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Although counties have made progress in addressing this issue, many still struggle to effectively communicate these efforts to the public and the media. During this workshop, county leaders will learn about strategies for engaging the public and media around reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and key messaging points to gain support for these efforts.

Public Information Officer, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  
 
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Tuesday, Mar 06
8:00 am to 9:15 am

8:00 am to 9:15 am

The Opioid Crisis: Updates on Opioid-Related Litigation

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level | 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Counties are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 counties filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and services as well as jailing residents addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. In this workshop, representatives from Florida, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin will provide updates on opioids litigation in their states.

Deputy Director and General Counsel, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners  
 
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