Standards of Care: Mental Health in Our Jails and PrisonsDate/Time by Timezone

Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Implementing mental health service standards within correctional facilities can break down barriers between administrative staff and individuals with mental illness, while also helping achieve peak organizational performance. First-hand experiences from the presenter will shape the conversation and develop potential avenues for advocacy.


Jim Martin served 22+ years in law enforcement, serving as a Lieutenant and Assistant Jail Commander with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana. Part of his daily duties included serving as the command staff liaison for the Jail’s medical unit and the Vanderburgh County Mental Health Task Force. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Jim served in motor patrol, as a K-9 handler, a supervisor in both the Jail and in the Courts, and as an investigator in the Professional Standards Unit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration. Jim is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and was a certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jim is also an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville. He has served as a consultant with the Major County Sheriff’s Association (MCSA) and currently serves as Vice President, Program Development with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).