WHEN SYSTEMS COLLIDE:
HARRIS COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
One Voice and The Network of Behavioral Health Providers invite you to a Candidates' Forum at which candidates for key Harris County offices will offer their views on how the office for which they are running and the county can have an impact to ensure that the adult criminal justice system is not the community behavioral health treatment system "safety net".
It is a well known fact that nation-wide the failure to provide adequate community behavioral health services impacts a community's criminal justice system. In Harris County , much attention and effort have been paid to providing county inmates needed behavioral health treatment.
But should the Harris County Jail be the largest mental health facility in the state of Texas ?
DATE: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
RECEPTION: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
CANDIDATES' FORUM: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77007
(listed alphabetically under office)
CANDIDATES FOR HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Mr. David Mincberg
CANDIDATES FOR HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Mr. C.O. "Brad" Bradford
Ms. Pat Lykos
CANDIDATES FOR HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF
City of Houston Council Member Adrian Garcia
Harris County Sheriff Tommy Thomas (Not Confirmed)
Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 20th to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.333.2215