Courageous Conversations on Race, Mental Health and Policing
Today, Falconers LLP lawyer, Anthony Morgan, participated in the Provincial Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee (“HSJCC”) panel discussing the Intersections of Policing, Race, and Mental Health.
The panel examined current police practices related to interactions with people with mental health and addictions issues. The aim of the panel’s dialogue will be to facilitate cooperation between sectors for the purpose of improving police relations with racialized communities and the mental health and addictions client population, with a view to preventing unnecessary harm or fatalities in the future.
The invited panelists mentioned below represent different functions within the human services and justice sectors, as well as offering lived experience as a member of a racialized community.
Chair of the Panel:
- Justice Donald McLeod, Judge, Ontario Court of Justice
- A/Superintendent Reuben Stroble, Professional Standards Unit, Toronto Police Service
- Anthony Morgan, Lawyer, Falconers LLP
- Aseefa Sarang, Executive Director, Across Boundaries
- Dawnmarie Harriott, Voices from the Street Coordinator, Working for Change
- Gerry McNeilly, Ontario’s Independent Police Review Director