Attorney General Zoeller To Host Summit On Addressing Mental Health and Addiction

first_img9:00 a.m. Emerging AG Roles and Public Health Issues: Examination of the Correlation – Jim Tierney, Director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and former Attorney General of Maine 10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Implementation of Legislation through Recovery WorksModerator: Steve McCaffrey, President of Mental Health of America, IndianaPanelists: Julia Lanham, Deputy Commissioner of Re-entry, Department of Corrections; Sara K. Cozad, Asst. Deputy Director of Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services FSSA – Division of Mental Health and Addiction; William “Chris” Cunningham, Director of Grant County Community Corrections; Linda Brady, Chief Probation Officer at Monroe County Government 9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Overview of Sentencing Reform Legislation      Moderator: Steve Creason, Chief Counsel of the Appellate Division, Office of the Indiana Attorney GeneralPanelists: Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, Indiana Supreme Court; Greg Steuerwald, State Representative; Larry Landis, Executive Director of the Indiana Public Defenders Council; David Powell, Executive Director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council 2:15 p.m. Indiana’s participation in the National Institute of Corrections Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative – An Innovative Approach to Problem SolvingPanelists: Justice Steven H. David, Indiana Supreme Court; Judge Mark E. Spitzer, Grant Circuit Court; Mary Kay Hudson, Director of Court Services, Indiana Judicial Center; Steve Creason, Chief Counsel of the Appellate Division, Office of the Indiana Attorney GeneralThe Criminal and Civil Justice Summit is open to the media at no cost. To RSVP, contact Public Information Officer with the Attorney General’s Office, Molly Gillaspie, at [email protected] or 317-232-0168. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 8:45 a.m. Opening remarks – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoellercenter_img INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will host the sixth-annual Criminal & Civil Justice Summit this Friday, May 27, to focus on addressing mental health and addiction in the justice system.The summit will bring together leaders in all branches of government and the mental health community to discuss solutions to growing concerns about how mental health issues and drug addiction are plaguing the state, and contributing to crime and recidivism.“It is an unfortunate reality that in many communities, the biggest local mental health facility ends up being the county jail or the state prison,” Zoeller said. “Individuals with mental health conditions or addiction problems are a large portion of those violating the law and facing incarceration. This is among the biggest problems facing our state and system of justice today, and we need innovative solutions now.”The summit will include panel discussions on alternative sentencing and treatment solutions for mentally ill or addicted offenders, and will feature panelists including Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, former Attorney General of Maine Jim Tierney, state legislators, county sheriffs, the president of Mental Health America of Indiana, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, and others.Below is an agenda for the summit, which will be hosted at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, 530 W. New York St.8:30 a.m. Welcome – Andrew Klein, Dean of the IU McKinney Law School 1:15 p.m. Breakout sessionsJuvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative – Michelle Tennell, State Director of Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), Indiana Judicial Center, Indiana Supreme CourtCivil Commitment – Sharon Blair, Advocate; Steve Davisson, State RepresentativeView from Corrections: Alternative Sentencing in Practice – Amy Summerfield, Deputy Prosecutor of Hamilton County; Sheriff Nielsen, Boone County Sheriff 11:30 a.m. Protecting Civil Liberties through Treatment in the Prison System – Ken Falk, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Indianalast_img read more

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No. 23 Syracuse snaps out of early funk, scores 3 goals to top Cornell in shutout

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Head coach Ian McIntyre was concerned about a letup after a tightly contested, emotional game against Notre Dame on Saturday.His worries came to fruition during a stagnant first 17 minutes, as he frustratedly paced back and forth on the sideline while yelling at Stefanos Stamoulacatos to “find the game.”Minutes later, Stamoulacatos responded, swiftly assisting on a Juuso Pasanen goal and Emil Ekblom followed suit with his own tally three minutes later.After a slow start, the No. 23-ranked Orange (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) used those two early goals and a late one from Nick Perea to beat Cornell (2-2-1), 3-0, in front of 647 at SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night.After getting out to an early lead, the Orange back three buckled down and shut down the Big Red attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a testament to our guys,” McIntyre said. “We found a way to get the result tonight.”After wide-open Cornell midfielder Tommy Griffin nearly scored early on, defenders Louis Cross and Jordan Murrell unleashed vocally on the Syracuse midfielders to find their marks. Goalkeeper Alex Bono screamed for his team to push up out of the defensive third whenever he corralled the ball.But the tide suddenly changed from a Big Red-dominated game to one that the Orange had firmly in its grasp.Ekblom took the ball to the left edge of the box before laying it off for Stamoulacatos atop the 18. He one-timed it to Pasanen, who side-footed the ball into the top left corner from 20 yards out in the 18th minute, beyond the outstretched left arm of Cornell goalie Zach Zagorski.“Amazing,” Pasanen said of his goal. “It was a great play on the left side. It was the best feeling. It’s always good to get the first goal.”A minute later, Chris Nanco came in for Stamoulacatos and immediately wreaked havoc on the Big Red back line. He dangled left defender Zach Bialik on the right flank before cutting inside and feeding Ekblom, who volleyed the ball into the bottom-right corner for his third goal of the campaign.The Big Red nearly cut the lead in half shortly after, when Bono bobbled a bouncing shot and Cornell forward Conor Goepel got a toe on it, but the ball trickled wide left to preserve the shutout.It was the closest Cornell would come, despite having a multitude of semi-chances, as Cross — in replacement of the suspended Skylar Thomas — remained steadfast in the center of the back three.“It was a bit of a shaky start, but I think we adjusted well,” Cross said. “Second half, we came out really well. We knew we had to be tighter, get the defense together a bit more, so I think we did pretty well.”Syracuse threatened to extend the lead several times early in the second half, but were unable to convert. Ekblom  beat two defenders with back-to-back spin moves in the box before hitting the left post. Oyvind Alseth beat four defenders before unleashing just wide left. Alex Halis ripped a shot that Zagorski was just able to hold onto.Bono and the back line weren’t tested nearly as much in the latter stages of the game as the Orange’s five-man midfield continued to put the Cornell defense on the back foot, virtually until  the clock hit triple-zeros.Perea added an insurance tally with just more than two minutes remaining that beat Zigorski at his near post, providing a fitting conclusion to a game that, after a shaky SU start, seemed all but decided.“This Cornell game was a tough test for us,” McIntyre said. “Now we take a deep breath for a few hours and get ready for Coach (Mike) Noonan and his talented Clemson team.” Commentslast_img read more

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