Rebuilding Lives and Strengthening Communities: Behavioral Health and Incarceration
Behavioral health and incarceration challenges affect individuals of all ages and walks of life throughout our community. These challenges often lead to other barriers and struggles, such as employment, housing, relationships, community engagement and much more. Join us for this crucial conversation as we unpack the many facets that affect our community’s ability to successfully support and rebuild the lives of individuals in the FMWF area.
Our panelists will dive into the importance of providing access to behavioral health and post-incarceration services, including housing assistance, peer support, counseling, therapy and psychiatric care, and how it can and should be prioritized to meet the needs of these individuals. Attendees will learn about how community support programs, vocational training, and employment and educational opportunities can contribute to mental well-being, a sense of purpose and a pathway to stability. Additionally, there will be a focus on legislation, business and community impacts, and solutions to move us forward.
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Janelle Cheney Captain Andy Frobig Dave Krabbenhoft Adam Martin Jenna Mueller Pam Sagness
- Pam Sagness, Director, ND Department of Health and Human Services
- Janelle Cheney, District Supervisor, MN Department of Corrections
- Captain Andy Frobig, Jail Administrator, Cass County Sheriff's Office
- Dave Krabbenhoft, Director, ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Adam Martin, CEO & Founder, F5 Project
- Moderated by Jenna Mueller, The Chamber Foundation
Topics at a glance:
addiction | behavioral health support | community evolution | incarceration | employee training and retention | harm reduction | homelessness | legislation | recovery | transitioning and reintegration
About Adam Martin
Adam Martin is the CEO and Founder of F5 Project, a nonprofit that aims to eliminate overdose, crime, and suicide through empowering recovery, reducing recidivism, and fighting poverty. Adam isn’t your typical entrepreneur and often had the odds stacked against him. After receiving five felonies, he thought there must be more to life than this. Often described as ambitious, Adam always had a desire to serve those who often get overlooked. He made the decision to become a resource for individuals coming out of jail by providing personalized support to individuals to deter repeat offenses.
With a passion for justice reform, he left his private-sector job and decided to be the catalyst his local community needed. In 2016, Adam started F5 Project. What began as a way of improving the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals in Fargo, ND, the nonprofit has evolved into a statewide initiative to bridge resources and provide full-spectrum services to people struggling with incarceration, mental health, and addiction. F5 Project offices in seven cities across North Dakota and serves 520+ participants each month.
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