Thursday, October 16, 2014

NAMI-Eastside Forum: "What happens when I call 911 on a family member?"

DON’T MISS OUR UPCOMING FORUM:  By popular demand, one of our most popular forums is back.  “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CALL 911 ON A FAMILY MEMBER?


Guests:                 Commander Shari Francois, Redmond Police Department

Manka Dhingra JD., Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

          Date:                   Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7 PM - 9 PM

          Location:           Evergreen Health Medical Center, Suite Tan 100,

                                      12303 NE 130th Lane,                          

                                      Kirkland, WA 98034


Commander Shari Francois and Manka Dhingra, JD, both currently serving on the Board of Directors at NAMI Eastside, will be presenting information on what can happen after you call the police on your loved one.  What are the options?  What is Mental Health Court?  ITA?   Diversion Center?  Read More >>


Shari Francois is a Commander with the Redmond Police Department and has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years here in Washington State.  She is a trained Crisis Intervention Team officer and has spearheaded the initiative to have all first responders trained in CIT, specifically for dealing with those with a mental illness in Redmond.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College.


Manka Dhingra is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Senior Specialist with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  She holds a JD from the University of Washington School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.  


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