Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren
Broward County Court

Natasha Tracy
Author, Blogger, Peer Advocate

Pete Kerns
Eugene Police Chief

Juliet Britton, JD – Psychiatric Security Review Board
Mandy Davis, MSW, Ph.D – Trauma Informed Oregon
Cynthia Fowler, MD
Jo Ann Hardesty – NAACP, Portland Branch
Larry Johnson, CPM – HARRP (Highland Access, Reentry and Recovery Program)
Bob Joondeph, JD – Disability Rights Oregon
Anil Karia – Portland Police Association
Brian Lindstrom, filmmaker
Sarah Radcliffe, JD – Disability Rights Oregon
Lisa Rohleder, L.Ac., MAcOM – Working Class Acupuncture
Tamara Sale, MA – EASA Center for Excellence
Mark Schorr, LPC, CADC I, NCC
Rabbi Ariel Stone – Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance
Daryl Turner – Portland Police Association

Invited Guests

Danielle Outlaw – Portland Police Bureau
Seth Wayne – Department of Justice
David Rogers – ACLU of Oregon

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren
Broward County Court

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren is currently the presiding County Court Judge of the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida. She pioneered the nation’s first therapeutic Mental Health Court in 1997 which has been dedicated to the decriminalization of persons with mental illnesses and neurological disorders. The Court defines itself as a human-rights strategy, prioritizing dignity and restorative justice goals and seeks to divert mentally ill persons, charged with misdemeanor and non-violent offenses, into community based treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Judge Lerner-Wren is an adjunct Professor for Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Services, Criminal Justice Institute for Behavioral Health, Forensic Doctoral Program and New York Law School, Center for Disability Law and Human Rights. She is an expert in therapeutic jurisprudence and problem solving justice and speaks nationally and internationally on mental health courts and policy, therapeutic justice, and cultural change leadership and the law.