The National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sherriff’s Association (NSA) joint task force, made up of NACo and NSA members representing county leaders, law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, behavioral health and veterans’ services, will explore the impacts of the national mental and behavioral health crisis and the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP), which strips federal health and veterans benefits from individuals upon admission to jail – not upon conviction – leading to increased recidivism.
Members of the Task Force
Co-Chair: Hon. Nancy Sharpe Commissioner, Arapahoe County, Colo.
Co-Chair: Hon. Greg Champagne Sheriff, St. Charles Parish, La.
Delrice Adams Executive Director, Cook County, Ill. Justice Advisory Council
Hon. Michael Adkinson Sheriff, Walton County, Fla.
Hon. Kathryn Barger Supervisor, Los Angeles County, Calif.
Hon. Roy Charles Brooks Commissioner, Tarrant County, Texas
Hon. Brett Clark Sheriff, Hendricks County, Ind.
Hon. Jerry Clayton Sheriff, Washtenaw County, Mich.
Hon. Thomas Dart Sheriff, Cook County, Ill.
Hon. Jerry Demings Mayor, Orange County, Fla.
Hon. John Flynn District Attorney, Erie County, N.Y., Member of the Board of Directors, National District Attorneys Association
Hon. Daron Hall Sheriff, Davidson County, Tenn.
Hon. Michael Heldman Sheriff, Hancock County, Ohio
Hon. David Hudson Judge, Sebastian County, Ark.
Hon. Clay Jenkins Judge, Dallas County, Texas
Hon. Peter J. Koutoujian Sheriff, Middlesex County, Mass.
Hon. Steven Leifman Associate Administrative Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Nick Macchione Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, Calif.
Hon. John McMahon Sheriff, San Bernardino County, Calif.
Hon. Gabriel Morgan Sr. Sheriff, Newport News, Va.
Hon. Christopher Moss County Executive, Chemung County, N.Y.
Hon. Eric Severson Sheriff, Waukesha County, Wisc.
Hon. Helen Stone Commissioner, Chatham County, Ga.
Hon. Tim Svenson Sheriff, Yamhill County, Ore.
Hon. Janet Thompson Commissioner, Boone County, Mo.
Hon. Errol Toulon, Jr. Sheriff, Suffolk County, N.Y.
Hon. Jenny Wilson Mayor, Salt Lake County, Utah
Edward Zachary Director, Veterans Service Office, Medina County, Ohio