The Honorable Ginger Lerner-Wren
Presiding Judge of the first US Mental Health Court,
Practicing Judge, Innovator of Therapeutic Justice, Speaker, Human Rights Advocate
Over 350,000 behind bars are mentally ill. They often belong in the hospital but are left to languish in prison systems that can't serve them.
There's no changing the legal system, right? Not according to Judge Lerner-Wren.
Judge Lerner-Wren has been fighting for the rights of this forgotten population. The Mental Health Court has successfully diverted over 16,000 from jail into treatment.
In her presentation, the Judge inspires the audience that even the most impossible change can be made real and to fight for the human rights of all.