A division of Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. has launched a new podcast exploring the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice.

The podcast, titled “The Center Collaborative: Creative Solutions in Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice,” aired its first episode March 3. It is produced by the Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration, a specialized division within GOBHI, a nonprofit serving rural Oregon.

The podcast series will feature guests from government, public safety, health care, the judicial system and the broader community, according to a news release.

“One serious issue led to us creating this podcast,” Chris Thomas, podcast host and Behavioral Health Justice Manager at OCBHJI said in a statement. “Nobody was talking about what was working. We want this podcast to shine a light on partnerships that are moving the dial, leading to better solutions and outcomes for people who may become involved with the justice system due to experiencing behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or neurocognitive concerns.”

The podcast can be found on major streaming platforms, ocbhji.org/podcast and Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration's social media pages.

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