Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders for a conversation about alternative policing strategies for behavioral health. We will receive an overview of the behavioral health components of the Consent Decree, and discuss the potential alternatives needed in the system of care to promote diversion. We will hear from Crista Taylor, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Terry Hickey, from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Neighborhood Patrol Division – the CPIC leaders.
Our region’s substance use crisis exists at the intersection of public policy, public health, and criminal justice issues.
Please join representatives from FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture who will share highlights of their work around rape culture, the intersections of sexual and domestic violence with other social justice issues, and the role of art in changing culture. Specifically, they will share their ongoing survivor organizing work in Baltimore, as well as their Spring 2019 Monument Quilt Display and Baltimore Convening.
Baltimore faces many challenges, but I believe most Baltimoreans would agree that the city’s No. 1 challenge is its murder (and shooting) rate.
Every year, Open Society Institute – Baltimore releases an Impact Report to show the impact [their] work is having in Baltimore and the region, along with a list of [their] grants and donations, and a summary of our financial data.