Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Mental Health Committee

  • Committee Overview
  • 2020 Meeting Dates and Materials
  • 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)




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  
February 3, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306  
March 2, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306  
April 6, 2020 2:00pm Courthouse, Room 306  
May 4, 2020 2:00pm    
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    


December December December December
November November November November
October October October October
September September September September
August August August August
July July July July
June June June June
May May May May
April April April April
March March March March
February February February February
January January January January

Committee Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Related Documents


January 7 Agenda CORE Program Powerpoint, Brochure, Flyer  
February 4 Agenda    
March 4 Agenda    
April 1 Agenda    
May 6 Agenda    
June 3 Agenda CRC Powerpoint  
July 1 Agenda    
August 5 Meeting Canceled    
September 9 Agenda / Minutes    
October 7 Agenda    
November 4 Agenda    
December 2 Agenda    

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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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