Join us as we delve into the fascinating intersection between mental health and criminal justice. Friendship Shelter is offering a free community event in the hopes of coming to a better understanding about the the ways in which the criminal justice system, especially jails and prisons, is affected by the quality of community mental health systems. Our expert panel will share their experiences and insight, as well as answer audience questions.


This is a free event but RSVP is required. Cash bar will be available and complimentary appetizers will be served.

Wednesday, May 16 2018 

 [seven-degrees] in Laguna Beach 

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Please call 949.494.6928 to reserve a seat.


MODERATOR: KEITH MORRISON is a journalist and Emmy award winning correspondant for NBC's Dateline.

PETE EARLEY is an author and journalist, whose book “Crazy: A Father’s Journey Through America’s Mental Health Madness” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

LINDA HEALY was a member of the California Highway Patrol’s first class of female officers and later first-in-command at Sybil Brand Women’s Prison in Los Angeles. 

DR. ED KAUFMAN is the author of “Tales of a Prison Psychiatrist: Fifty Years of the Criminalization of the Mentally Ill and Addicted.”