November 7, 2019

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Los Angeles: Criminalization of Mental Illness Symposium

Join the ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter, Loyola Law School, and The Justice Collaborative for a symposium on the criminalization of mental illness. The symposium will feature networking opportunities, panel discussions led by local experts, and an awards reception honoring Patrisse Cullors for her activism in the criminal justice space.  


Verah Bradford, Head Deputy Public Defender for Mental Health Court, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office 

Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Global Network; Founder and Board Chair, Dignity and Power Now 

Nancy Eng, Board Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Joseph Iniguez, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office 

Sean Kennedy, Kaplan & Feldman Executive Director, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy and Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles 

Elizabeth Kim, Director of Clinical Programs, Office of Diversion & Reentry, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Efty Sharony, Former Director, Office of Reentry, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office 

Reba Stevens, Commissioner, Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission; Impacted Person 

Alicia Virani, Associate Director, Criminal Justice Program, UCLA School of Law

Ellie Virrueta, Organizer, Youth Justice Coalition; DACA Recipient; Family to Impacted Person 

Gilbert Wright, Head Deputy District Attorney, Mental Health Division, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office 

1.75 hours of MCLE credit is available with sign-in on the day of the event. The cost of MCLE is $20 and is due at registration.

Tentative Agenda: 

5:30 - 6:00   Registration (refreshments served) 

6:00 - 6:40   Award Reception / Clips from Just Mercy 

6:45 - 7:40   Panel 1 

7:40 - 8:00   Break (refreshments served) 

8:00 - 8:50   Panel 2 

8:50 - 9:00   Closing remarks  

Thursday, November 7, 2019 

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT 

Loyola Law School

Burns Lounge

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