This presentation will follow the paths by which mentally disordered accuseds in the criminal system are managed from the time they initially appear before a court until discharged when their public safety risk falls below the statutory threshold. The discussion will touch on various types and combinations of mental disorders and will also examine various disposition options, distinguishing them from the traditional sentencing options issued by criminal courts.
Given the time limitations, this presentation will necessarily be superficial in some respects. However, the panel will leave time at the end of the presentation for questions from the attendees.
Speakers: Justice Richard D. Schneider and Rick Buchan