A panel discussion on mental illness and the justice system in Yolo County will be featured at the next monthly meeting of NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.
Panelists are Davis police Lt. Tom Waltz, who will talk about Yolo County’s Crisis Response Team of law enforcement and mental health professionals; Deputy Public Defender Bret Bandley, who will provide an introduction to involuntary holds, conservatorships and some issues in criminal justice; and Sadie Shen, a marriage and family therapist with Turning Point Community Services, talking about Laura’s Law in Yolo County.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a potluck dinner at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin Social Hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. The program will follow from 7 to 9 p.m.
All are asked to bring a dish to share if they can, but are welcome even if they can’t. Those with last names beginning with A-H are asked to bring a salad, I-P a dessert and Q-Z a main dish.
NAMI-Yolo provides education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness. For more information, call 530-756-8181 or visit www.namiyolo.org.