Michigan Partners in Crisis (PIC)

Michigan Partners in Crisis is a coalition of organizations and jurists dedicated to enhancing access to quality, clinically appropriate treatment and support services and settings for children and adults experiencing emotional disorders and mental illnesses. The Partners in Crisis coalition focuses on more than mental health issues.

The coalition seeks mechanisms that reduce the over-reliance on the criminal justice system as a response to mental illness and emotional disorders, while preserving the well-being and safety of consumers, families and the general public.

Our Advisory Board members are distinguished judges, prosecutors, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers and others have joined this important cause. We are pleased to invite organizations and jurists to join our statewide coalition dedicated to doing something about this problem – Michigan Partners in Crisis.

 

Michigan Partners in Crisis Advisory Board

- Honorable James Jamo | Co-Chair
- Patricia Streeter, JD, PhD | Co-Chair

 

  • Oliver Cameron
  • Nick Ciaramitaro
  • Richard Fuller 
  • Ruth Grant
  • Marianne Huff, LMSW
  • Thomas LaCross 
  • Sheryl Kubiak, PhD
  • Dorrian McGhee
  • Sandra Peppers
  • Ronald Schafer
  • Jane Shank
  • John Shea
  • Algeria Wilson
 

Mission Statement

Michigan Partners in Crisis is dedicated to enhancing access to quality, clinically appropriate treatment and support services and settings for children and adults experiencing emotional disorders and mental illnesses.

 

PIC Goals

  • To promote the well-being and safety of consumers, families and the public.
  • To reduce over-reliance on the criminal and juvenile justice systems as responses to mental illness and emotional disorder, and to avoid inappropriate incarceration or detention of individuals experiencing such conditions.
  • To advocate for the provision of treatment and support alternatives to incarceration.
  • To advocate for appropriate resources for prevention, care, treatment and follow-up services to individuals experiencing emotional disorder and mental illness.
  • To encourage legislative, financial and other public policies and mechanisms that stimulate earlier intervention, increased access and better service outcomes for persons experiencing emotional disorder and mental illness.
  • To foster improved coordination and provider accountability among health and human service systems encountering persons experiencing emotional disorder and mental illness.