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Upcoming Event: Abuse Against People with Mental and / or Developmental Disabilities Part 2: Jails, Prisons, and Law Enforcement

Source: People With Disabilities Foundation

People With Disabilities Foundation LogoThis free seminar will discuss the psychological and legal implications of abuse of people with mental and/or developmental disabilities in jails, prisons and law enforcement settings.

Audience: The general public; people with disabilities, facilities staff, health care providers, caretakers, families, and friends; legal community; mental and social service providers; personnel in law enforcement.

  • When: Monday, November 10, 2014; 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. Enter at 30 Grove Street and proceed to lower level
    Watch via live-stream
  • Event updates
  • RSVP: or (415) 931-3070. 


Dr. John Dusay, Board Certified Psychiatrist, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Dusay was an evaluator and consultant for the California Department of Corrections. He has been an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and is a past-President of the International Transactional Analysis Association.

Thomas Nolan, Esq., Associate, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP, San Francisco,

Mr. Nolan has litigated civil rights suits against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on behalf of inmates with mental illness.

Lee Todd, Consumer, San Francisco, CA

On November 3, 2014, the San Francisco Jail Behavioral Health Services and a San Francisco Sheriff’s Department County Jail Facility Commander withdrew from participating because they are uncomfortable combining a discussion of jail programs with prisons. The California Attorney General’s Office and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have declined to participate.

  • Moderated by People With Disabilities Foundation
  • Requesting accommodations at least 1 week in advance will help ensure availability.
  • Course is expected to meet the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Request for approval for 3 hours of MCLE in Elimination of Bias from the State Bar of California pending.

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