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Words to Deeds Paradigm Awards

This is an inaugural awards ceremony and reception recognizing leaders in criminal justice and mental health who champion efforts to end criminalization of individuals with mental illness by supporting proven strategies that promote early intervention, access to effective treatments, a planned reentry, and the preservation of public safety.

Since 2003, Words to Deeds has provided a unique forum that has evolved into a standard best practice for creating a true shift in the paradigm between criminal justice and mental health by fostering successful and ongoing collaboration among courts, criminal justice agencies, mental health professions, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by emailing Elaine Linn at

For more information contact Elaine Linn at 916-799-6438,

This event is not hosted by California Forward, but by others who work toward making government more transparent and accountable for results.  By posting this event, we're helping to promote their great work.

Host: Words to Deeds, The Forensic Mental Health Association of California, and the California State Association of Counties
California State Association of Counties Conference Center (Sacramento, CA)
1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Directions: Conference center is located between J & K Streets above Pyramid Alehouse.