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Understanding the Healthcare Issues of the Homeless: How the Legal Community Can Help

Wednesday, May 15, 2019|4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC

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This is a Bench/Bar program co-sponsored with the Social Law Library

Faculty

Hon. Serge Georges
Boston Municipal Court (Moderator)

Dr. Avik Chatterjee
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Dr. James O’Connell
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Rachelle Steinberg, Esq.
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

This program is aimed at educating public defenders, defense attorneys, probation officers, prosecutors, judges, and other members of the legal community on issues and topics relating to healthcare and the homeless and indigent. The panelists will discuss a variety of topics related to the intersection of health care and the criminal justice system, such as:

  1. Health Care for the Homeless and Justice Involved
    • History and overview of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)
    • Medical services offered at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
    • Everyday challenges and barriers for these populations
  2. Health Inequities of Offenders
    • Physical health
    • Mental health
    • Substance use
  3. Medical, Mental Health and Treatment Services Offered by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
  4. Short-term Incarceration and Section 35s
    • Effects on health
    • Information sharing and coordination of care
    • Resources for Homeless and Justice-Involved Clients

Attorneys and other members of the legal community – learn more about this program and register here.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC
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