Join our monthly group meeting Online!
When: Aug 16, 2020 4:00 – 5:30
45th LD Senator Manka Dhingra joins us to share her perspective on criminal justice and state budget shortfall ramifications. She brings her expertise to the Washington State Senate as Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of the Behavioral Health Sub-Committee, and Vice Chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. She also serves on the Health & Long Term Care Committee and the Ways & Means Committee.
Manka has worked with King County law enforcement agencies, Harborview Hospital, mental health professionals, and our courts to improve criminal justice outcomes for individuals with mental illness—seeking to close the revolving door of jail, homelessness, and crime. She has engaged the State Department of Social and Human Services, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, legislators, and the Governor’s office to build consensus and make real strides in reforming and improving our criminal justice system. She worked to ensure the well-being of individuals remained the core tenet of any reform. As a mental health and crisis intervention expert, she has also been an instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officers to reduce the risk of tragedy and improve the response to people in crisis.
All are welcome. Register to attend. We hope to see you on Zoom!
Allison, Joan, Linda, Hanna, Jennifer, Louise, Rhiannon & Kat
IE Steering Committee