Forum: Optimizing Health, Justice and Public Safety in Your County

Join NACo, the National Association of Counties, January 21-23, 2015, in Charleston County, S.C., for an educational forum on Optimizing Health, Justice and Public Safety in Your County!

As part of the NACo health, justice and public safety programming and policy areas, NACo is hosting this forum to bolster leadership in local health and justice systems and emergency management responsibilities.

The forum will feature discussions on:

  • Behavioral health interventions
  • Health coverage and the justice system
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Emergency Management Roundtable

Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, mobile workshops and group dialogues, county leaders will learn more from national leaders and from their peers’ first-hand experiences.


This forum is aimed at elected and appointed county officials, key county staff members and local stakeholders working in health, justice, human and social services, emergency management and related fields.


The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind for  Research and Founder, Kennedy Forum

Judge Steven Leifman

Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division  and Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida   

James Bell

Founder and Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute

Ian Galloway

Senior Research Associate, Community Development  at the Federal Reserve Bank of San  Francisco

Dr. Altha J. Stewart

Executive Director of the Just Care Family Network in Shelby County, Tennessee



Registration is required online HERE

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For more information, contact NACo Program Manager, Emmanuelle St. Jean, or 202.942.4267 or NACo Program Manager, Kathy Rowings, or 202.942.4279.

For registration information and questions, please call the NACo Meetings Call Center, 202.942.4292.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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