Virtual Event, Meetings, Call for Participants

Responding to Crisis: Finding Innovative Solutions

When: Thu., Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. 2021

The City of Rochester's Department of Recreation & Human Services (DRHS), in conjunction with its partner agencies at the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) and the SUNY Brockport Institute for Poverty Studies & Economic Development conduct this virtual question and answer session to discuss the intersectionality of Rochester’s criminal justice and community healthcare systems with regard to responding to mental health crises.

DRHS Commissioner Daniele Lyman Torres will be joined by City Councilmember Mary Lupien; Shani Wilson, Board Chair, Police Accountability Board; and Sara Taylor, President and CEO, Positive Steps Consulting for a panel discussion about creating comprehensive, community-based responses for victims and families in crisis. Topics to be covered include intersectional approaches to healthcare, innovative solutions to responding mental health crises and new programs to put intersectional approaches into practice. The panel will respond to questions from the public following the discussion.

Those wishing to simply watch the presentation can view the live webstream at: Those without Internet access can listen in by calling toll free at (888) 788-0099 and using Webinar ID: 954 3651 7950.