Event Recap: Ruth Lowenkron and Marinda van Dalen Speak at 2022 NARPA Annual Rights Conference

October 26, 2022

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Ruth Lowenkron and Marinda van Dalen of NYLPI’s Disability Justice program and Evelyn Graham Nyaasi, of Community Access and Correct Crisis Intervention Today - NYC at the NARPA Annual Rights Conference.

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron and Disability Justice Senior Staff Attorney Marinda van Dalen joined Evelyn Graham Nyaasi, of Community Access and Correct Crisis Intervention Today – NYC (CCIT-NYC), in leading an informative workshop at the 2022 National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) Annual Rights Conference.

“A Discussion of Recent Efforts to Remove Police from Mental Health Emergency Calls through Litigation, as well As On-Going Legislative and Community Advocacy for Establishment of Peer-Led Crisis Response Systems” highlighted recent efforts to remove police from mental health crisis emergency calls through litigation, as well as ongoing legislative and community advocacy for the establishment of peer-led crisis response systems. 

Ruth Lowenkron also delivered a keynote address on “Mental Health Services vs. Mental Health Crises.” The keynote discussed the need to appropriately respond to crises in the short term with de-escalation and with services in the long term. Ruth covered service and response models as well as an engaging opportunity for audience response.

 

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