Work Product of the Workgroup on Adults
Dr. John Santopietro
Judge Joseph Buckner
Dr. Bruce Capehart
Hon. Lorrin Freeman
Deborrah L. Newton, Esq.
- Examine efforts that heighten awareness and reduce stigma related to substance use and mental health disorders and provide recommendations to improve these efforts.
- Evaluate linkages between agencies of state and local government and provide recommendations for the transfer of existing best practices.
- Examine opportunities for the justice system to best manage the cases of young adults with mental health and substance use challenges in order that they reach their full potential.
- Examine the role of specialty courts in NC and provide recommendations on how they can best be utilized.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Co-Chairs of the Task Force.