The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest (COI) is hosting a free Think Tank Day on Jan 7, 2019 at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, to discuss the challenges and implications of being a racialized person in the criminal justice system. Join us in-person or follow along online!
The objectives of the Think Tank Day are to hear from people with lived experience, discuss why and how the justice system should collect race-based data, and to develop recommendations to improve the wellbeing of racialized individuals in the justice system.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto), with additional presentations from other subject matter experts and persons with lived experience. Service providers, case managers, mental health court support workers, persons with lived experience and family members, Legal Aid Ontario staff, Crown agency staff, and police services staff are all strongly encouraged to attend.
Registration is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, please visit: http://www.eenet.ca/article/registration-now-open-racialized-populations-and-mental-health-court-diversion-think-tank. Racialized persons with lived experience of the justice system may receive honoraria. To apply for an honorarium, TTC tokens or travel reimbursement, please contact Candace Vena at firstname.lastname@example.org.