Step Up AZ 2017


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Step Up Arizona 2017

Step Up Arizona 2017 was held on August 24-25 at Embassy Suites Hilton Phoenix – Tempe. The two day Mental Health Criminal Justice Summit included our fourth annual David’s Hope Awards Dinner at which 300 attendees gathered together to honor law enforcement officers who have exemplified outstanding service and leadership in response to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Judicial officers and community members who have shown outstanding service and leadership in mental health criminal justice collaboration were also awarded. 

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2017 David’s Hope Award Winners


With Appreciation and Thanks to our Sponsors

We want to thank our Step Up AZ 2017 sponsors for their support and partnership which made this incredible two days possible and keeps the work of David’s Hope moving forward.

Summit Presentation Materials

Stakeholders from across Arizona participated in the summit as Nastassia Walsh, Program Manager, National Association of Counties, headed up the event as our keynote presenter. Nastassia provided an in depth look at implementation of the national Stepping Up Initiative across the nation.

Listed here, you will find our summit presentation materials:

David’s Hope 2017 – Step Up AZ Conference Videos


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Part 1 Video
Welcome, Rae Hopf, Mary Lou Brncik;
Opening remarks –Sheriff Scott Mascher

Part 2 Video
Nastassia Walsh


Part 3 Video
Introduction, Audrey Dorfman; Presenter, AZ State Senator Sylvia Allen
Part 4 Video
Panel Discussion, Sequential Intercept 1-Law Enforcement, Crisis Response
Part 5 Video –
Introduction, Beya Thayer; Speaker
Judge Elizabeth Finn
Part 6 Video –
2017 Step Up AZ Awards Ceremony
Part 7/8 Video
Presenters: Jen Marson and AZ State Senator Nancy Barto
Part 9/10 Video –
Presenter Liz Archuleta and Panel Discussion – Jails and Courts,
Sequential Intercept 3
Part 11 Video
Closing Remarks, Judge Finn, Rae Hopf, Sherrie Fraley and Mary Lou Brncik; Acknowledgement of sponsors; Review of Stepping Up Initiative; Pictorial Retrospective