Norman Ornstein and Keith Ellison on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
December 6, 2021 - 11:15 am CST
- 1:00 pm
Online Event
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Norm Ornstein will discuss mental health and criminal justice reform.

Judge Steve Leifman of Miami-Dade County, Florida, has transformed the way the criminal justice system and police in this huge county deal with those with serious mental illness, saving lives and saving money at the same time. The best practices he and his team have crafted, embodied in a film called Definition of Insanity (www.doifilm.com), can be adapted to the needs and resources of every community. Judge Leifman will moderate a conversation with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Norman Ornstein, whose family foundation spearheaded the documentary about criminal justice reform, police reform, and mental illness.

11:15am: Welcome - Professor Larry Jacobs
11:20am: Definition of Insanity Film Screening
12:15pm: Panel Discussion with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Norm Ornstein moderated by Judge Steve Leifman
1:00pm: Closing