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Guest Speakers

Hallie Fader-Towe
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
12:00 PM

Hallie is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she works with local and state policymakers to craft policies, processes, and programs that will work best for their jurisdictions. She is co-author of the Justice Center's recent publication on Essential Elements for Responding to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage and has worked with jurisdictions around the country and most recently in California on collaborative, data-driven planning and implementation efforts to address criminal justice functions from initial detention through reentry, including a focus on individuals with mental illnesses. She has also managed the development of training materials on mental health courts and on judicial responses to the prevalence of individuals with mental illnesses involved with the criminal justice system. She has written on dispute systems design for state trial courts, pretrial responses to those with mental illnesses, information sharing between criminal justice and mental health systems, and mental health court design and implementation. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, she was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York. Hallie received a BA from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Virginia Aldigé (Hiday)
Friday, July 15, 2016
9:00 AM

Interests Recent Projects
• Mental health law

• Victimization & violence of persons with mental illness

• Criminalization of mental illness
• Evaluation of mental health courts in NC, IL, GA, and Washington, DC

• Editorial board member of 3 journals

• Consultant on mental health courts

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