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VICE News Interviews Dr. Barnes on Markham Courthouse Clinic 06.17.15
VICE News Interviews Dr. Barnes on Markham Courthouse Clinic
06.17.15

VICE News interviewed Dan Barnes, Ph.D., director of Adler Community Health Services, about the impact of a new partnership by Adler University and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to provide services to mentally ill inmates—and get them out of jail.

"Generally when somebody is processed in a bureaucratic system like a jail or prison, they're not looked at as a unique person, but often as a proverbial number," said Barnes. "So when an individual gets diverted to a clinical professional who is trained to pay attention to their individual experience [and their mental health needs], it makes a big difference."

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Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, the University enrolls more than 1,200 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change—through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, and its online Global Campus. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

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