Karen James interviews Jean Dentinger, program manager of Multnomah County Diversion Court, along with Matthew, Chris and Dale who share their experiences with Mental Health Court. As people with mental illness continue to cycle in and out of jails and prisons at unprecedented rates, Mental Health Court is a diversion program designed to help improve public safety by reducing criminal recidivism; improve the quality of life of people with mental illnesses and increase their participation in effective treatment.
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous http://ddaoforegon.com/
NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/
Carlos Chavez interviews Stephen Manning, a partner at Immigrant Law Group PC. Manning is a member of the Amicus Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association on which he coordinates nationwide litigation strategies to advance the rights of immigrants and asylees. He has received many national and local awards for his work on behalf of immigrants and refugees including the Jack Wasserman award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the Edith Lowenstein award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law. As a member of the legal team at ILG, he received the Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Litigation. He is the past Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a consulting attorney for the Consulate of Mexico in Portland, Oregon.