State of the Mental Healthcare System – Working with
The Tulane School of Social Work is proud to present this 3-hour CEU event by retired Criminal Court Judge Calvin Johnson, entitled "State of the Mental Healthcare System – Working with At-Risk Families." The workshop will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Race Conference Room located on the second floor of Lavin-Bernick Center. Registration will begin at 1:15 p.m., and participants will earn 3 CEUs for attending.
Judge Johnson, who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Human Service District, will lead an interactive discussion about the current state of the mental healthcare system. Judge Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 1969. He served four years in the United Stated Air Force receiving an honorable discharge in 1973. Judge Johnson received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1978. In 1981, he became a faculty member of the Loyola Law School, and in 1985 he became a full professor of law at Loyola Law School. He served as the Director of the Loyola Law Clinic Criminal Clinic and was responsible for teaching several courses including Professional Responsibility. He became an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in 1990 and still teaches a class every fall.
Judge Johnson was elected to the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in 1990. He was the first African American elected to the Criminal District Court bench. In 2004, Judge Johnson became the first African American Chief Judge of that court. When Katrina struck he was the Chief Judge of the Court. While at the Criminal District Court, he served as a Drug Court Judge from 1995 until 2002. In 2002, Judge Johnson established the first Mental Health Treatment Court in the State of Louisiana. Judge Johnson received the La. Supreme Court Justice Albert Tate Award for Judicial Excellence, the Louis A. Martinet Award for Judicial Excellence, the ACLU Ben Smith Award for Community Service and the Loyola Law School Alumni of the Year award.
The Judge retired from the criminal court in January of 2008. In March 2008, he was asked by the transformation team appointed by the Governor to serve as the interim director of the Metropolitan Human Service District. Today, he still serves as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Human Service District.
Registration Information and Fees
The registration fee is $60. Payments can be made via check or money order (payable to Tulane School of Social Work) and should be submitted at the door, so please complete the online form and bring your payment with your Friday.
On Friday, parking on Tulane's campus is available via parking permit only. Participants can park on any public streets adjacent to Tulane's campus, or they can purchase a one-day parking permit for five dollars from the Diboll Parking Complex, which allows participants to park on the second floor and above of the Diboll Parking Garage. There is also a free shuttle service located at University Square (200 Broadway), which drops passengers off near the Lavin-Bernick Center on Freret Street. Please see the uptown campus map for more details about building locations, or here for more information about the shuttle service.
For more information, contact Parker Sternbergh at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 504-862-3475.