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Tuesday, June 5 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Beyond Diversion: Are Harm Reduction Models and the Criminal Justice System Compatible?

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This presentation will examine intersections among mental health, treatment-based diversion programming, and criminal justice. We will discuss the diversion landscape in Tulsa, Oklahoma, highlighting the experiences of clients at Still She Rises, a holistic defense office representing mothers in North Tulsa. We will tackle the limitations of advocating for recovery and rehabilitation in a punitive criminal justice context and explore the positive impact of harm reduction models of treatment. Using an interactive approach, we will explore ways to educate courtroom players on substance abuse as it correlates to trauma as well as ways service and treatment providers can be stronger advocates in the courtroom.


Kristen Black

Social Worker, Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of the Bronx Defenders
Kristen Black received her MSW from the University of Chicago. While earning her degree, she interned at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center providing literacy tutoring, art therapy, and creative writing workshops to young men and women detained in the center. Kristen... Read More →

Catherine O'Neil

Client Advocate, Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of the Bronx Defenders
Catherine O’Neill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied English and journalism. While at UNC, she interned with the North Carolina Office for Indigent Defense Services and with the Georgia Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Freedom G Mezzanine Level

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