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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:17 am

Today, the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH), the Sheriff’s Department, the Probation Department, the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the San Bernardino County Superior Court will come together to host the first annual Law + Justice and Behavioral Health Symposium.

This multi-agency collaborative event, will provide a platform in which all agencies will be able to share research, experiences, and findings utilizing expert knowledge and skills.

“We want all agencies to have an opportunity to learn about each other’s current practices, when it comes to mental health.  All the key players have a seat at the table and we are all working collaboratively in order better serve San Bernardino County.” said DBH director, Veronica Kelley.  

This annual educational forum was developed to help facilitate collaboration and increase relationships among stakeholders, agencies, and community partners, foster dialogue and promote awareness of current trends on mental health, encourage mental health advocacy, and improve access and treatment of mental health care through dissemination of information and resources.

“This symposium is an example of the level of collaboration that our county partakes in,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “San Bernardino County is committed to its people and interagency collaboration is key to our success.”

DBH, through the MHSA, is supporting the Countywide Vision by providing behavioral health services and ensuring residents have the resources they need to promote wellness, recovery and resilience in the community. Information on the Countywide Vision and on DBH can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.

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