UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTHCARE ISSUES OF THE HOMELESS: HOW THE LEGAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

Event Start:
05/15/2019 4:00 PM
Event End:
05/15/2019 6:30 PM

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Social Law Library, Boston, MA.
This program is FREE to attend but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

CPCS approved for 2.0 hours of credit for the Mental Health, Adult Criminal Trial, Post-Conviction and CAFL panels.


Cosponsored by the Social Law Library and the Flaschner Judicial Institute

Dr. James O’Connell, BHCHP
Dr. Avik Chatterjee, BHCHP
Rachelle Steinberg, Esq., Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
Judge Serge Georges Jr., Boston Municipal Court (Moderator)

This program is aimed at educating public defenders, defense attorneys, probation officers, prosecutors, judges, and other members of the legal community on issues and topics relating to healthcare and the homeless and indigent. The panelists will discuss a variety of topics related to the intersection of health care and the criminal justice system, such as:

    1. Health Care for the Homeless and Justice Involved
          a. History and overview of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)
          b. Medical services offered at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
          c. Everyday challenges and barriers for these populations

    2. Health Inequities of Offenders
          a. Physical health
          b. Mental health
          c. Substance use

    3. Medical, Mental Health and Treatment Services Offered by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

    4. Short-term Incarceration and Section 35s
           a. Effects on health
           b. Information sharing and coordination of care

    5. Resources for Homeless and Justice-Involved Clients


 

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito at msaporito@socialaw.com. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.
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