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Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit

Monday, September 16th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17th | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18th | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The 2024 Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit brings together law enforcement, medical providers, prosecutors, social workers, and other criminal justice professionals to collaborate and learn in an innovative environment.  The goal within any of these professions is to engage, protect, and inform.  We can only address the mental health needs within our community if all professionals foster cooperation and innovation.  The inherent stress of the daily work environment can lead to multitude of stress-related issues.  This conference addresses these and many more issues head-on and provides a comprehensive look on how to reduce Mental Health Emergencies within our communities, organizations and home life.  You will also gain knowledge on self-assessment and self-care.

Each topic discussed includes an advanced curriculum to address current trends and solutions that work.   Speakers have been selected by a team of subject-matter experts, based on their knowledge and experience.

Sessions at a Glance

  • Insights from the Trenches of Mental Warfare: Confronting Suicide Risk and Supporting Mental Wellness of our First Responders
  • Officer and Criminal Justice Professionals Health and Wellness: An Intentional Priority
  • Provisional Discharge Revocations
  • Rule 20, Civil Commitment and the New Legislation: How Does This All Work?!!
  • Cultural Diversity – Responding to Mental Health Calls: What You Should Know
  • Case Study on Mental Health Calls
  • Firearms/Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs)

Who Should Attend?

Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors, Medical Providers, Social Workers and other Criminal Justice Professionals

Session Type:

In-Person Conference


2.5 Days

Lunch Included

Hotel Information:

Rooms reserved:

Embassy Suites by Hilton
6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN

(763) 560-2700

Click Here: Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit – Embassy Suites Minneapolis North

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund available, 60+ days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund available 59-30 days prior to the event.
  • No refunds will be made 29 days prior to the event.

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Date & Time

Monday, Sep 16, 2024 - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Heritage Center Conference & Event Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430


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Shauna ‘Doc’ Springer

Chief Psychologist
Shauna ‘Doc’ Springer is the Chief Psychologist for Stella, a leading, trusted authority on innovative trauma treatments and the lead Psychological Advisor for MagnusWorx. Dr. Springer is responsible for developing Stella’s trauma informed approach to care across its international network of more than 20 clinics and creating vision and content to support the first responder community through the efforts of MagnusWorx. She is a best-selling author of three books on trauma and is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on psychological trauma, military transition, suicide prevention, and close relationships. A Harvard graduate who has become a trusted Doc to our nation’s warfighters and first responders, she navigates different cultures with exceptional agility, and brings deep insight to the work of suicide prevention and mental wellness within the military and first responder communities.

Dr. Shawn Moore

Distinguished LETAC Faculty
Dr. Shawn Moore is a former Police Officer for Brooklyn Center Police Department. He has 20 years of professional experience in the field of Cultural Competency, Conflict Resolution, and Community Engagement. This has included, working as a community liaison in the Moundsview School District, a community and cultural coordinator for North St. Paul School District, Coordinating the Scholars Program at Century College, and Director of community engagement and service learning at Bethel University, and Metro State University. He has taught in this field as an adjunct professor, senior Mall of America training officer, and community-training liaison. Shawn is currently a Volunteer State Mediator for Hennepin County. Throughout all of his work experience he has been tasked with the responsibility to teach and conduct cross-cultural, conflict resolution, and community engagement workshops and trainings. He also gained experience from his time living abroad which included living in Guam for 4 years. Also, Shawn spent significant time in Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Australia, and South Africa.

Mike Goldstein

Co-Founder of Provicta, LLC
Mike is a retired 31-year law enforcement veteran who served 17 years as Public Safety Director and Police Chief for the City of Plymouth, MN. During Mike’s tenure as chief, he initiated a comprehensive health and wellness program for his department, which received national attention. Through his lecture series on leadership, health and wellness, Provicta, LLC was established to expand these vital concepts across the country to achieve the following mission: to provide a community of support for the physical and mental wellbeing of first responders. Through its technology, and training and consulting platforms provided by occupationally competent facilitators, Provicta is meeting its mission.

Elizabeth Beltaos

Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Child Support and Adult Services
Elizabeth is currently a Principal Attorney in the HCAO supervising the Child Support Division and the Adult Services Division, which handles commitments of all types- mentally ill, chemically dependent, developmental disability, mentally ill and dangerous and sexually dangerous persons and sexual psychopathic personality petitions. Elizabeth has also worked as a prosecutor in both Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. She has experience as a prosecutor and now as a civil practitioner in navigating the intersection of each system when a motion regarding competence to stand trial is made.

Max Lipset

Certified Strength and Conditioning Trainer, The Power House
In 2007, Max started working as a strength and conditioning coach, training mostly other professional and collegiate soccer players. In 2013, Max founded his own health & fitness company with his wife Jill, The Power House MN, focused on reaching a bigger population while also providing facilities and expert coaching for any level of athletic pursuit. During the past 6 years, Max and Jill have worked with dozens of public service people. For the public servant, being healthy and fit are minimum requirements to do their best work. Beyond health and fitness, controlling one’s physiology while under stress or in a stressful situation, is something that can be trained and Max is passionate about teaching these skills and techniques to public servants who need this vital skill now more than ever. With over 15 different certifications and credentials and a team of experts behind him, Max brings a multifaceted approach to human performance that is effective, efficient, and customized for each person and group he works with.

Clinton Sutton

Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Clinton Sutton has been a licensed deputy with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office since 2015. Deputy Sutton has worked in Jail Operations, Court Security, Transport Unit (Mental Health Team.) Current member of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Team. He has been an integral asset during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic including making mandatory changes in transporting and operating standards in Mental Health and Chemical Dependent Transports. Deputy Sutton also assists in the management and completion of Provisional Discharge Revocations.

Sam Nelson

Sergeant, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Sam Nelson has been employed as a full-time licensed peace officer in the State of Minnesota for 29 years and has worked for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. Sergeant Nelson is assigned to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Services Division where he supervises the daily operations of the Transport Unit which is responsible for court related inmate transport operations and mental health transport operations. While working for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, he has served in assignments that include Patrol Sergeant, Background Investigator, Court Security Training Deputy, Court Security Deputy, Civil Unit Deputy, and Adult Detention Division Deputy. In addition to his regular duties, Sergeant Nelson also serves as a Technical Lead on the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Team and as a part-time firearms range safety officer. Sergeant Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University (2002) and an Associate of Arts degree from Normandale Community College (1993).

Rachael Peterson, MS, LPCC, LADC, CCTP

Rachael Peterson MS LPCC LADC CCTP is a Master’s Level dual licensed clinician who has worked collectively for 26 years in public safety, through law enforcement (LE), mental health and chemical health, crisis work, training and consultation for over 20 LE agencies. During her 16 years in LE, her experiences included being a Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, Negotiator, Critical Incident Facilitator and Peer Support Trainer. Rachael’s experience in LE has led to her passion of how trauma and addiction impacts first responders. Rachael has used her own experience as a first responder and woman in recovery to transcend into her current role of a mental/chemical health therapist and consultant working with all first responders – police, fire, military, dispatchers, front line workers and corrections officers.

Joe Van Thomme

Joe is a shareholder with Eckberg Lammers and an attorney in their Municipal practice area and serves as one of our lead criminal prosecutors. He focuses his practice in criminal prosecution for the Cities of Blaine, Ramsey, Woodbury, East Bethel, and Oak Park Heights. From charges and arraignment to trial, verdict and sentencing, along with contested evidentiary hearings and probation violations, he regularly handles all facets of misdemeanor prosecution for the cities they serve.

Steve Linders

Steve Linders is a strategic communications consultant who specializes in media relations, crisis communications, and public relations. Over the past 25 years, he’s dedicated his career to helping many of Minnesota's most venerable public organizations tell their stories, protect their reputations, and build trust with the communities they serve. Steve began his public relations career in book publishing but quickly pivoted to public service. Since then, he’s led public relations, crisis communications, and marketing-communications for the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Schools, Allina Health, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law, and the Saint Paul Police Department. With a deep appreciation for those who dedicate their lives to the service of others, Steve has helped these organizations share their success stories, build community consensus and support, and navigate crises large and small. Thanks to a combination of extraordinary mentors and organizations that trusted him with their reputations, Steve has developed a wealth of hard-earned, practical wisdom that he shares with other public information officers. He currently works with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to train chief law enforcement officers and public information officers, and has provided training for the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, the Council of Great City Schools, the League of Minnesota Cities, and the City of St. Paul’s Professional Development Institute. In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

Krismarie (Kibbie) Claflin

Distinguished Faculty
Krismarie (Kibbie) Claflin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in crisis since 2014. Kibbie received her master’s in clinical social work from the University of St Thomas and undergraduate in social work from the University of St Catherine. Her experience includes current, acute crisis assessment and intervention as well as post-crisis stabilization services and brief therapeutic treatment. For the past three (plus) years, Kibbie has been an embedded mental health professional with law enforcement serving in partnership with a dedicated police officer partner working for Dakota County Social Services. Kibbie has worked with Washington County’s Crisis Response Team in a temporary part-time role as their program was being developed. She is also as certified Crisis Negotiator serving with South Metro S.W.A.T.’s Crisis Negation Team. Kibbie is also has specialized training in trauma therapy, EMDR, Nurtured Heart and Family Systems and is fluent in American Sign Language. She provides training of mental health, autism spectrum disorder and de-escalation to law enforcement, first responders and social workers. Kibbie has a passion for crisis work and the intersection between mental health and law enforcement. She has presented at several local, county and state about program development, crisis intervention, and the partnership with law enforcement.

Cody Yard

Distinguished Faculty
Cody has been a police officer with the city of Apple Valley, MN for 10 years. He has been a patrol officer throughout his career. Cody has held different supplemental positions throughout his career. He is currently a K9 handler, firearms instructor, a member of the peer support team, a crisis negotiator with the South Metro SWAT CNT team, and is also a law enforcement presenter and coach for Minnesota CIT. Cody has a strong passion for mental health and crisis response. He recognizes the need for a shift in how law enforcement responds to these types of calls, and the significant rise of crisis and check the welfare calls. Cody is committed to ensuring everyone’s safety in these dynamic situations. He is an avid reader of all things mental health related, and brings that information back to the law enforcement community. He has attended multiple trainings in mental health, and he also has a passion for self-care for law enforcement professionals. Cody was awarded Crisis Negotiator of the Year in 2023. He responded to three separate attempts of suicide by jumping from a bridge where he was able to come to a successful resolution with those individuals and self harm was avoided. In his spare time Cody is pursuing his own business in photography and videography, trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, spends time hiking, hunting, and camping, and is always searching for the best slice of pizza.

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith has served the Apple Valley Police Department for 18 years holding many roles. Marcus was assigned to the Behavioral Health Unit when it was formed in Apple Valley 4 years ago. He is certified in Crisis Intervention Techniques, De-escalation serve as Crisis Intervention Coach.

Dustin Reichert

Retired Deputy Sheriff, Anoka County Sheriff's Office
Dustin Reichert is a retired Deputy Sheriff from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office in Andover, MN. Dustin began his law enforcement journey as a part time Deputy Sheriff with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office. He was later hired as a full time Deputy Sheriff for the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, where he primarily served in the patrol division. Dustin was the first certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) on his department and, later, a DRE instructor. He was also a Detective on the Anoka-Hennepin Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and slated to return that fall. In 2003, Dustin found himself in the midst of a violent gun battle in Andover, Minnesota on a simple loud music call. The incident resulted in a two-year battle to recover and return to active duty. Sadly, Dustin was medically retired due to his physical injuries and, although not part of his official reason to retire, Dustin found he was dealing with the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He shared his story in the book "10-88! Officer Down" and now speaks to groups all over the country which helps him share his inspiration, and brings him healing as well. He is also a professional hypnotist and a team building specialist. On the personal side, Dustin cherishes his role as a devoted father to his three sons and husband to his wife, as well as his two cherished dogs, who have been constant companions on his journey. Dustin Reichert's story is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and self-discovery. Through his unwavering spirit, he has transformed his personal struggles into a source of strength and motivation for others.

Sean Ruge

Father of Fallen Officer Matthew Ruge


This course is offered and conducted by Eckberg Lammers’ Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting team of experienced trainers and consultants. Information provided in these trainings does not constitute or contain legal advice, nor do they establish and attorney-client relationship.

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