ODH Executive Co-Chairing Event on Rights of Mentally Ill in Criminal Justice System Sponsored by Human Rights Group Consultant to U.N. on December 14 in New York City

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Three distinguished speakers will discuss the rights of the mentally ill in the criminal justice system on December 14, 2017 in NYC. Erin Falconer, Ph.D., Associate Director of Medical Affairs at ODH, Inc., a leading health technology services provider, will be co-chairing the event, sponsored by a human rights group that consults to the United Nations.

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"Unfortunately, the rights of the mentally ill are often not considered in criminal justice settings." Erin Falconer, Ph.D, Associate Director of Medical Affairs, ODH, Inc.

Erin Falconer, Ph.D., Associate Director of Medical Affairs at ODH, Inc., a leading health technology services provider, will be co-chairing an event sponsored by a human rights group that consults to the United Nations featuring a panel of three distinguished speakers on the rights of the mentally ill in the criminal justice system on December 14, 2017 in New York City.

John P. Docherty, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Sciences, Digital Medicine Medical of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. will be co-chairing the event, and Amy Joscelyne, Ph.D., Medical Affairs Consultant at ODH, Inc. will be the moderator.
The event is sponsored by the Working Group on Human Rights and Mental Health within the Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Mental Health, which consults with the U.N. and its specialized agencies to foster mental health awareness across the globe. The Working Group provides education and consulting for the UN regarding the nature of mental illness and optimal approaches for protecting the rights of the mentally ill and related policy and planning issues at the U.N. and its member nations.

Event Details
Name: “Universal Rights of the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System"
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Church Center of the UN, 777 UN Plaza, Hardin Room, 11th floor, 1st Ave and 44th St, NYC
Speakers:

  •     Homer Venters, M.D., Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights, New York City
  •     April Thames, Ph.D., Professor-in-Residence, Wilder Scholar in Neuropsychology, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral

Sciences, UCLA

  •     Cheryl Roberts, Esq., Executive Director, Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice, New York City

“We are thrilled to have such an eminent panel of speakers this year,” said Dr. Falconer. “This topic is of great interest to social scientists and policy makers alike because, unfortunately, the rights of the mentally ill are often not considered in criminal justice settings.”

”We need to help people with mental illness get the support and services they need while incarcerated or to stay out of jail in the first place,” said Dr. Docherty. “I think that mental health professionals, prisoners’ rights advocates and members of the law enforcement community will all benefit from attending our event.”

The public is invited to attend. Free. No RSVP required.

About ODH, Inc.
ODH, Inc. is a health technology company providing data aggregation and analytics solutions that enable the delivery of integrated health care. ODH uses its proprietary technology and clinical expertise to advance interoperability among legacy systems for better patient care and cost management. ODH’s solutions focus in particular on addressing behavioral and physical health comorbidities. ODH is a subsidiary of Otsuka America, Inc. and part of the Otsuka Group of companies, a $12 billion global conglomerate based in Japan. For additional information on ODH, Inc., visit http://www.ODHSolutions.com.

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