On March 30, 2020, the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators established the National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness with a charge to “assist state courts in their efforts to more effectively respond to the needs of court-involved individuals with serious mental illness.” As a member of the National Task Force’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Education and Partnerships Work Group, AOIC Director Meis will participate on a panel at the December Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) Midyear Meeting to share updates on National Task Force activities. Learn more about the National Task Force and find resources here: Behavioral Health and the State Courts | NCSC
You may also learn more about National Task Force and the Illinois Mental Health Task Force by attending the Illinois Supreme Court and National Center for State Courts’ 2020 Illinois Mental Health Summit Report Release Web Event: A Call to Action
on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm. The event will include a presentation of national initiatives, Illinois Mental Health Summit report findings, and Illinois Mental Health Task Force next steps.