Join the National Association of Counties and your peers for a one-and-a-half-day peer exchange on county justice issues, hosted in Multnomah County, Ore. This event will bring together county leaders and experts from across the country to visit Multnomah County and learn about its efforts to identify justice-involved individuals with behavioral health issues and connect them to services, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, implement law enforcement assisted diversion, provide transitional housing and more. Participants will also learn about the benefits of a criminal justice coordinating council, how to effectively collaborate with local law enforcement and will engage in discussions about how to implement change in their own jurisdictions.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 20 participants. No more than two individuals from the same county may attend, and priority will go to elected officials who have not previously attended a NACo Peer Exchange. Registration deadline is February 22.
As we anticipate considerable interest in this event, please do not book any travel until you hear from Vernon Smith, Senior Associate for Justice, that you have been approved to attend the event. A registration confirmation email does not guarantee your selection for the event.
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NACo will reimburse attendees for airfare or other travel costs (up to $650, any travel expenses over this amount will require prior authorization. Please contact Kathy Rowings at email@example.com for approval).
NACo will make reservations at the meeting hotel for all attendees and will cover up to two nights at the meeting hotel. Hotel details will become available as the peer exchange date approaches.
|Thursday Morning:||Presentations and discussions facilitated by Multnomah County|
|Thursday Afternoon:||Site visit to Multnomah County facility (mental health court or transitional housing facility)|
|Friday Morning:||Presentations and discussions facilitated by Multnomah County|
|Adjournment:||Meeting will adjourn by 1:00 pm|
This event is generously supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. The Safety and Justice Challenge aims to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. For more information about the Safety and Justice Challenge, visit www.safetyandjusticechallenge.org.