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Compassion in Action: Aging, Mental Health, & Public Safety
October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a meaningful dialogue with Social Workers and Law Enforcement. Please watch the film using the link provided after registration. This is a complimentary showing of the film, typically only available through HBO.
As law enforcement all over the country grapples with police-community relations, San Antonio provides one successful model of how to improve these important relationships and increase outcomes for those with mental health challenges who come into contact with law enforcement. Founded in 2008, the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit, as seen in the award-winning HBO documentary film ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS, works with their local fire department, EMS, the city’s behavioral health department, social services, hospitals and treatment centers to bridge the gaps where people can fall through the cracks in the system. For more information about the film, please go to www.ernieandjoethefilm.com. Special thanks to the film director, Jenifer McShane, and team for their generosity in making this event possible.
On October 1st at 6pm EDT there will be a dialogue featuring social workers at the intersection of aging, mental health, and criminal justice as well as law enforcement professionals.