Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) and your peers for a one-and-a-half-day peer exchange on county behavioral health and criminal justice issues, hosted in Polk County (Des Moines), Iowa. This event will bring together county leaders from across the country to visit Polk County and learn about its efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the jail through the Stepping Up initiative and beyond. Participants will also engage in discussions about how to implement change in their own counties. Please see the draft agenda below.
NACo will reimburse attendees for airfare (up to $400 roundtrip) and ground transportation to and from the airport and will cover up to two nights at the meeting hotel. Please do not book any travel arrangements until you receive an email from NACo approving you for the peer exchange. A registration confirmation email does not guarantee your selection for the event.
Registration and Attendee Selection
Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one individual from each county may attend the peer exchange and priority will go to county elected officials and those who have not attended a justice peer exchange in the past 18 months. Registration for this event is now closed. Selected participants will be notified no later than September 24.
If you have any questions about this peer exchange, please contact Jessica Perez, NACo Justice Associate, at 202-661-8852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stepping Up is a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and is the result of a partnership between the National Association of Counties, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and The Council of State Governments Justice Center. NACo would like to thank Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson for its generous support of this peer exchange and the Stepping Up initiative.