Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Mental Health Committee

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  • Committee Overview
  • 2020 Meeting Dates and Materialsd
  • Past Meeting Minutes and Materials (2019 and older)

Created in September 2013, the Mental Health Committee is tasked with improving the justice system’s handling of those with behavioral health issues. Its goal is to prevent unnecessary criminal justice involvement of those with behavioral health issues and to improve the treatment of those who do go through the system. Made up of criminal justice agency representatives, behavioral health professionals, and mental health advocates, the Mental Health Committee uses data driven strategies to identify the group of individuals in our community at greatest risk of cycling between these systems and utilizes interagency collaboration to encourage immediate, ethical, and efficient system responses to those individuals.


Committee Co-Chairs

Michael Lappen (Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division - Administrator)

Kent Lovern (Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office)

Tom Reed (State Public Defender's Office)



Additional Related Documents

2018 SAMHSA GAINS Center Sequential Intercept Mapping Report (map)

2016 Stepping Up - Milwaukee County Resolution - Signed 12/29/2016 (File No. 16-740)

2015 SAMHSA GAINS Center Sequential Intercept Mapping Report

Committee Overview (2015)

2014 Heavy Utilizer Presentation

Meeting Schedule

1st Monday of the month at 2:00pm, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 306

(Note: meetings are subject to change)

January 6, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306 Meeting canceled
February 3, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306 Agenda, Natal Israel
March 2, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306 Agenda
April 6, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306 CANCELED
May 4, 2020 2:00pm   CANCELED
June 1, 2020 2:00pm    
July 6, 2020 2:00pm    
August 3, 2020 2:00pm    
September 7, 2020 2:00pm    
October 5, 2020 2:00pm    
November 2, 2020 2:00pm    
December 7, 2020 2:00pm    



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Milwaukee Community Justice Council


633 West Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 409, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Mandy Potapenko, Director

(414) 435-1250




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