142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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APHA IHRC- From Violent Isolation to Restoring Justice: What is the Public Health Response to Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of Mental Illness?

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This panel will explore the construction of a Public Health model and responses to violence, inside and outside of prisons and jails. We will describe, explain, and reflect on the causes of urban violence, the criminalization of mental illness, and the consequences of mass incarceration and solitary confinement. We will attempt to frame and synthesize public health, human rights and restorative justice strategies to address these public health problems. We will assure time for audience comment and discussion. This session is organized by APHA's International Human Rights Committee (IHRC).
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to describe the goals and strategies of restorative justice. Presenters identify the structure and function of violence in prisons, jails, and urban communities. Participants will be able to define a human rights-based public health model for addressing and reducing violence.

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Organized by: APHA-Global Health
Endorsed by: Law, Medical Care Section, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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