Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

From police shootings to competency hearings to the death penalty, issues of mental health surface widely in some of the most controversial parts of our system of criminal justice. This year's Virginia Journal of Criminal Law Symposium will analyze how well equipped we are in dealing with mental illness as it surfaces in defendants and members of the community. Experts in will discuss the ways in which Virginia is on the forefront when it comes to these issues, as well as ideas for reform and further improvement. Virginia 23rd District Judge Jacqueline Ward-Talevi will deliver the keynote address at 11:45 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. More

Contact: Liesel Schapira
Sponsor: Virginia Journal of Criminal Law
Location: Caplin Pavilion