NAMI Forum: Arrested. Now What?

NAMI Bucks County, PA holds a forum on the third Thursday of the following months: September, November, February, April and June. Each forum will feature a speaker on various topics that are of interest to our members. These forums are free of charge, do not require registration, and are open to the general public as well as our members. You do not have to be a member of NAMI Bucks County to attend. The forums begin at 7:00 P.M. and generally runs until 8:30 P.M. The forums are held at various locations throughout Bucks County.

February 2020 Forum

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you or a loved one were arrested? How do you best handle this situation or avoid it entirely?

Approximately 20 percent of inmates in jails and 15 percent of inmates in state prisons have a serious mental illness. Based on the total number of inmates, this means that there are approximately 356,000 inmates with serious mental illness in jails and state prisons according to the Treatment Advocacy Center.

Join us on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 7-8:30 pm at the Bucks County Administration Building (Old Courthouse) to learn more about the process of being arrested and what happens next. Ask questions of our presenters – a law enforcement officer and a criminal defense attorney – so that you are better prepared to deal with the criminal justice system in the event of an emergency.


What: Arrested. Now What?
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 7-8:30 pm
Venue: Bucks County Administration Building
Room: Commissioner’s Room
Address: 55 E. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901
Cost: Free, No RSVP Required
Questions: or 1-866-399-NAMI (6264)

There is free parking available in the Bucks County Parking Garage located at Broad and Union Streets. The walk from the garage to the Administration Building takes anywhere between 5-7 minutes with a ramp or stairs that may be used. Parking on surrounding streets is also available, although street parking is metered.

Anyone entering the Administration Building must pass through security. The screening process involves the visitor passing through a metal detector and having any package, hand bag, belt, or other container scanned through an x-ray machine.

Questions: or 1-866-399-NAMI (6264)