CCJBH March Council Meeting, March 21, 2019

CCJBH Council Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)
Medal of Honor Hall
1227 O Street, 1st Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please join the CCJBH March Council meeting and hear the story of a county’s commitment to reduce the incarceration of individuals with behavioral health issues, especially those with complex needs, through robust partnerships between criminal justice and behavioral health systems despite limited resources. In addition, CCJBH will hear from the California Hospital Association about related matters surrounding diversion and community transitions as well as cover several business items. 

Welcome & Introductions, Roll Call
Approval of January Meeting Minutes
Swearing in of New Member Danitza Pantoja
      Danitza Pantoja,
Coordinator of Psychological Services, Antelope Valley Union High School District
Lived Experience Contract Process
      Catherine Hickinbotham
, Health Program Specialist I, Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH)   PUBLIC COMMENT

Felony Pre-trial Mental Health Diversion San Joaquin County Panel Discussion

      Kayce Rane,
Consultant, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office
     Tori Verber
Salazar, San Joaquin County District Attorney
      Miriam Lyell,
San Joaquin County Public Defender
      Eric Jones,
Chief, Stockton Police Department
     Tony Vartan,
Director of Behavioral Health Services, San Joaquin County

Update on Various Initiatives and Policies with CHA
      Sheree Lowe,
Vice President, Behavioral Health,California Hospital Association


LUNCH (on your own)

Update on Words to Deeds
       Kit Wall, Project Director,
Words to Deeds

Business Meeting / Executive Officer’s Report
      Stephanie Welch, Executive Officer, Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

  1. Vice Chair selection process
  2. Key Policy Updates
  3. CCJBH 2019 Work plan and Activities
  4. Late Breaking Policy Issues

Public Comment on Matters Not on the Agenda
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Notice is hereby given that all times indicated and the orders of business are approximate and subject to change.

Public comment is taken prior to a vote on any agenda item as well as at the end of the meeting. If you so choose, prior to making comments, please state your name for the record and identify any group or organization you represent. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the Council, the Chair and/or Vice Chair may establish specific time limits on presentations.

The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH), and any committees thereof, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by ensuring meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and providing that this notice and information given to the Members of the Council is available to the public in appropriate alternative formats when requested. If you need further assistance, including disability-related modifications or accommodations, you may contact Sheron Wright, at no later than one day prior to the meeting.

Questions and/or requests for additional information prior to the CCJBH meeting may be referred to Sheron Wright at (916) 319-9847 or To view this agenda online, visit our web site at: