Friday, February 16, 2024 from 12:05 PM to 1:00 PM EST


This is an online event. 



Alicia Ernest, Program Director
FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc. 


February 2024 FOCUS Forum: How Law Enforcement Navigates The Complexities of Mental Health & Substance Abuse 

When: Friday, February 16, 2024, at 12:05 PM Eastern Time 

Location: Zoom

Topic: How Law Enforcement Navigates the Complexities of Mental Health & Substance Abuse

It can be difficult for law enforcement officers and community members to navigate mental health and substance abuse issues. FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc. is hosting a free, virtual FOCUS Forum where you can learn from and engage with our expert panelists. They will share their knowledge on how law enforcement and community members can better understand these complexities and provide support to individuals struggling with mental health problems and substance abuse. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into creating a safer and more supportive community.
  • Diane Dober, Deputy Assistant Chief of Corrections, Onondaga County Sheriff‘s Office
  • Kayleigh McAllisterDirector of Mental Health, Onondaga County Sheriff‘s Office
  • Donna Knapp, CPS, Executive Director, Prevention Network
  • Jennifer Parmalee, Deputy Commissioner & Director of Community Services, Onondaga County Department of Children & Family Services