"Coverage of high-profile shootings often inaccurately connect mental illness and gun violence, says Jennifer Johnson, deputy public defender for [the] Office of the Public Defender
in San Francisco." (ABANow)
The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. The following is an excerpt from an article published on ABANow.org:
Ms. Johnson "spoke about the role of mental illness in gun violence. Although she noted that people with mental illness do not have higher rates of gun violence than the general population, she suggested that well-funded mental health systems can help keep people with problems away from guns and other opportunities to do harm."
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