Do Juveniles Get Equal Justice? and Living With And Recovering From Mental Illness

Host Craig Lubow will talk with Attorney Charlotte Morrison of the Equal Justice Initiative about how the Justice System treats Juveniles. Do they always have their rights observed? Has Super Predator paranoia created an unjust system?

Charlotte Morrison, Senior Attorney, has been with EJI since 2001. She clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is a former Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Philosophy from Oxford University and the University of Montana, and graduated from New York University School of Law in 2000.

The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. They litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.
EJI also prepares reports, newsletters and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.

Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-269-1803, Email: [email protected] website:

Living With and Recovering From Mental Illness

Hosts Liz Henry and Michele Irwin talk with Matt Davis about his works with local mental health advocacy groups to bring awareness to the issues of mental disorders. Following his first diagnosis as BiPolar in high school, Matt Davis spent his early adult years coping with his mental illness. Psychiatric ward admissions, anti-psychotic medications and misdiagnoses became a part of his college career. He is now 20 years in recovery.

Online resources
FirstCallKC –

National Alliance on Mental Illness is a non-profit advocacy organization for individuals and families dealing with mental disorders.

Pathway to Help – Local group in Olathe offering education and support.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Find local peer-led support groups.

Searchable database of self-help and caregiver support groups.

Locate national and local self-help mental health resources

“Find a Provider” feature for locating local mental health treatment facilities.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Calendar of Events

The monthly meeting of the Kansas City Criminal Justice Tak Force will be tonight, Monday, September 8th 645 – 845 PM at The Church of The Good Shepard, 4947 NE Chouteau Dr, KCMO. They will be discussing plans for the upcoming legislative session and ideas for another public event. They also encourage you to bring non perishable items for inclusion in the back pack program for needy students.

Aim4Peace is hosting, Conflict Resolution Community Classrooms for ages 17-25. There will be evening sessions every Wednesday through October 1st from 6-7pm at the Linwood YMCA, 3800 E Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Saturday sessions will be every Saturday morning through October 4th, from 10-11 AM at the HOPE Center, 2800 E Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Walk ins are accepted but you are requested to call 816-513-7902 to reserve your placement in the classes.

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters will have their monthly meeting Saturday, September 12th from noon to 2pm at the Waldo Branch Library, 201 East 75th Street, KCMO If you have a loved one that is incarcerated and need advice and support MISD have members that may be able to help. ________________________________

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