Save the Date: The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, in partnership with Punishment to Public Health and the The Institute for Justice and Opportunity, present a panel discussion on the Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.
Ernie and Joe is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together these officers' experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.
The event will begin with a screening of a 25-minute version of Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops, which will be followed with a panel discussion and audience Q&A about the documentary and the many issues it highlights.
A link to the full film, to be viewed before the event, will be shared after registration.