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Professor Dave DeMatteo Testifies on Mental Health, Criminal Justice Systems at Legislative Hearing

May 10, 2013

Professor Dave DeMatteo spoke at a special hearing on mental health and the criminal justice system before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg on May 9.

A senior consultant for the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence run by Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh, DeMatteo discussed strategies for reducing the presence of individuals who have mental illnesses in the criminal justice system.

DeMatteo directs the J.D./PhD. Program in Law and Psychology. He holds joint appointments at the law school and the Drexel University Department of Psychology.