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Mental Illness and the Judicial System

Nancy Kahanek, a member of the Judicial Equality for Mental Illness Task Force (JEMI) and a League member has written a very informative column Treat, Don't Jail, the Mentally Ill in the August 20, 2015, Arkansas Times. Read the article here.

"Mental Illness and the Judicial System" was the topic for the April 16, 2015, program sponsored by the League of WomenVoters of Washington County, Mental Health America in Northwest Arkansas and the Judicial Equality for Mental Illness Task Force (JEMI). Handouts at the meeting and additional resources are provided here.

  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel
  • Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas
  • Mental Health America in Northwest Arkansas
  • American Association of University Women
  • Women's History Coalition of Washington County