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09-03-21 NOTE: The planning committee decided this week to reschedule the in-person summit. We are now looking at dates in April 2022. A summit preview will take place Thursday, September 30, 2021, so watch for details. This webpage will be updated soon with current information. 


The 2021 Kansas Mental Health Summit will feature local and national speakers who will educate and inform attendees about how each stakeholder in the process can help improve the court’s response to mental health issues. 

This initiative emanates from the National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness, a collaboration of the National Center for State Courts, the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and the State Justice Institute.

Primary Issues and Focus of the Task Force

Who should attend

Chief judges from each of Kansas’ 31 judicial districts are assembling teams to participate in the summit drawing from the groups listed below. A limited number of at-large general admission registrations will also be accepted.

  • judges

  • attorneys

  • court administrators

  • law enforcement

  • first responders

  • co-responders

  • probation officers

  • case managers

  • faith leaders

  • hospitals

  • community corrections

  • behavioral health providers

  • nonprofit organization leaders

  • county commissioners

Opening remarks​

Chief Justice Marla Luckert, Governor Laura Kelly, and House Speaker Ron Ryckman will provide opening remarks.


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