NAMI Temecula Valley Monthly Forum

The Assistance League Thrift Shop
Large Meeting Room
28720 Vía Montezuma
Temecula, CA 92590

Third Wednesday of every month
6:00-8:00 pm

July 18th  - Special Guest Speaker Rick Algarin


Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System 

NAMI- Temecula Valley welcomes Rick Algarin to speak at our monthly Mental Health Forum on July 18, 2018.

Rick Algarin is the Mental Health Peer Policy and Planning Specialist, Family Advocate Program Manager for Riverside University-Health System - Behavioral Health (Mental Health). He has worked for the Family Advocate Program for 5 years and prior to that, Rick was a Family Advocate Volunteer for two years. Rick is a member of NAMI and a Family to Family teacher for both English and Spanish.

As the Family Advocate Program Manager, his job responsibilities take him county wide. He oversees a department of 9 Senior Family Advocates and over 30 Family Advocates throughout the county of Riverside. Ricks staff work with families who’s loved ones with a mental illness have entered the judicial system, Long Term Care, Public Guardianship and have dual diagnosis, severe mental illness, Substance Use addictions and our Veterans with mental health challenges. Rick understands the importance of education; support and assisting families to find the resources they need to better assist their loved ones.