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Engaging and Leveraging Community-Based Organizations in Your Crisis System

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Building a robust crisis system of care requires collaboration between multiple systems and stakeholders. Community-based organizations can enhance existing crisis systems by providing services, support, and direct experience to people in crisis.

After a brief introduction from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to kick off this webinar, affiliates from NAMI St. Tammany and NAMI Ohio will share their experiences partnering with justice and behavioral health systems to enhance community response to crisis. Additionally, a representative from the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon will share their success with Pathway Home, a peer-delivered program providing assessment, case management, peer support services, access to housing, and job training and credential attainment both before and after release from incarceration. 


  • Dustin Bartley, Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center  
  • Jessica Tornabene, Senior Manager, Justice Diversion, NAMI  
  • Nick Richard, Executive Director, NAMI St. Tammany  
  • Luke Russell, Executive Director, NAMI Ohio   
  • Casey Culley, Old Town In-Reach Team Program Manager, Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon    

Date Created: October 26, 2023