Mental Health, Criminal Law and Sentence Enforcement: An Overview (1:32:57)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:45 – 10:15 am: Panel Nine | Mental Health, Criminal Law and Sentence Enforcement: An Overview
This panel will assess the intersection of mental health and criminality from different perspectives such as federal policing, federal corrections, and community supervision of sentences. An emphasis will be placed on the successes and failures of our legal system in its interaction with those who suffer from mental illness. How can courts, judges and lawyers better serve persons with mental illness, while simultaneously emphasizing the protection of the public?
- The Hon. Justice Georgina Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan; Past President, CIAJ
- Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer, E Division, RCMP
- Ms. Sherry Lercher, Retired Probation Officer, Manitoba
- Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada