Agenda – Sunday

PTACC 2019 Agenda





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Sunday, November 10th


2:30 – 7:00 PM PTACC Registration Desk Hours



5:00 – 6:30 PM Networking Reception and Dinner


6:30 – 6:45 PM Introduction and Welcome


Jack O’Donnell
C4 Recovery Foundation

Karen Maline
Project Manager, Programs
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)


6:45 – 7:15 PM Opening Keynote – A Veteran’s Voice

Dr. Saafir is the CEO of the Bobby Wright Mental Health Center (BWMHC) located in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood. He is a Vietnam Era Veteran who served two tours of duty as a United States Marine Corp platoon leader. Dr Saafir will discuss his experiences as a survivor of post traumatic stress disorder, and continued battle with the aftermath of exposure to violence. He serves as a personal source of motivation to help other professionals who are dealing with the aftermath of trauma. As the PTACC Conference is overlapping with Veterans Day 2019, conference organizers are grateful for the service of Dr. Saafir to our nation and for the voice he gives to our conference from so many diverse perspectives. We are honored to have him open and provide the keynote for the 2nd Annual National PTACC Conference on Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion.


Rashad K. Saafir, PhD
Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center (Co-Founder)
Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois


7:20 – 8:20 PM Blue Earth County and the Yellow Line Project

Blue Earth County, Minnesota is excited to share an overview of their Yellow Line Project which creates an active bridge between law enforcement and social services to link individuals with unmet mental and chemical health needs to timely services instead of the revolving door of incarceration. Following last year’s PTACC Conference, the project has actively worked to expand regionally to additional counties, enhance data collection and analysis using new technologies, and add additional workflows to reach more individuals in need.

Phil Claussen
Human Services Director
Blue Earth County Department of Human Services

Angie Youngerberg
Director of Business Operations
Blue Earth County Department of Human Services

Matt DuRose
Mankato Police Department


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