Fri, Feb 26


Online Conference

7th Annual SIM Conference

Veterans and the Criminal Justice System Intercepts & Disparities

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7th Annual SIM Conference

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Feb 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Online Conference

About the Event

7th Annual Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Conference: Veterans, Criminal Justice System & Disparities.

About this Event

Thank you for joining us for the 7th Annual Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Conference: Veterans, Criminal Justice System & Disparities.


Part of this conference will involve small group discussions. To facilitate this process, we request that you select one of the following three Intercept Groups you believe your work is mostly closely aligned with, and if your work overlaps several, select the one you feel best able to contribute most meaningfully.

Click here to see the Intercept Continuum for your reference.

Intercept 0 & Intercept 1

Goal: Connects people to treatment and services instead of arrest.

Members include: Law Enforcement and Crisis Services, Behavioral Health staff

Join this group if you are a police officer, dispatcher, behavioral health provider, or crisis practitioner who respond to individuals in crisis, triage cases and can bring people to programs instead of jail.

Intercept 2 & Intercept 3

Goal: Diversion to community-based programs from initial hearing through jail.

Members include: Legal counsel, problem solving court staff, local detention staff, wardens, correctional officers, behavioral health staff based in detention centers.

Join this group if you are part of the court system, treatment court programs, detention or prison staff, behavioral health worker in the jail, pre-trial supervision-based programs.

Intercept 4 & Intercept 5

Goal: Supported re-entry back into community after jail or prison by linking to services and criminal justice supervision with added support.

Members include: Re-Entry and Community Corrections (probation agents), peer support, community behavioral health providers, benefits workers.

Join this group if you work to help people transition from jail back into the community, work with medication assisted treatment programs, recovery housing, community supervision, benefits programs, housing, and behavioral health.

Speakers Include:

Honorable Melvin Jews

Presiding Judge of Dorchester District Court

Oversees Problem Solving Court

Latasha Nichols, MPA, ICM Fellow

Problem-Solving Court Coordinator

District Court for Dorchester County

David Galloway

Western RRC

Outreach and Education Lead, Maryland's Commitment to Veterans

MDH - Behavioral Health Administration

Sharon T. Egerson

Local Veteran Employer Representative/

Disable Veteran Outreach Program Specialist III

Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning

Maryland Department of Labor

Lisa R. Coles, LCSW-C

US Dept Of Veterans Affairs

HCHV Supervisor/GPD Liaison

Lori Chambers

Chief Operating Officer

St. James Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program

Salisbury, MD

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