October 26, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Forum on Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs


This event is a town hall to facilitate an open discussion about the proposed Bridge Center program. Join us for an educational and informational discussion of the purpose and role of law enforcement officers with regard to mental health, addiction, homelessness, disability, and poverty, followed by a thorough explanation of how the Bridge Center can facilitate and encourage these support services.

Speakers:

  • The Honorable Judge Donald R. Johnson, 19th Judicial District Court 
  • Florence Day, Executive Director of NAMI Baton Rouge
  • Kathy Kleibert, Board Chair of the Bridge Center 
  • John Nosacka, Capital Area Human Services 
  • Mike Thornsbury, Executive Director of Mental Health America, Louisiana