Springfield program will spotlight mental health in the court system

The Missouri and Southwest Missouri affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a free Mental Health Court Forum Saturday, July 30, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Lawyers, advocates and members of the public are invited to attend the event and learn more about the Missouri mental health court system, how it works and how to get involved in it.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • James Owen, public counsel for the State of Missouri and former Webster County associate circuit judge;
  • Commissioner Peggy Davis, commissioner of the alternate treatment court in Greene County;
  • Becky Borthwick, Greene County associate division judge and founding and presiding judge of the City of Springfield Homeless Court; and
  • KC Rafferty, court services management analyst II in the treatment court unit of the Office of State Courts Administrator.

Click here to see a flyer about the event.

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To RSVP, contact

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