Susan Stone, JD, MD, is a consultant at PRA. As a licensed attorney, board-certified psychiatrist, mediator, and trainer, she has extensive experience in clinical practice, law, and mental health public policy issues. Dr. Stone has worked with communities nationwide on issues at the interface of the mental health and criminal justice systems. She has designed specialist law enforcement strategies, assisted jails in booking and assessment processes, worked with judges and attorneys to develop innovative approaches, worked in jails and prisons in the area of mental health treatment issues, and assisted probation and parole departments with specialized community supervision strategies. Dr. Stone has served as Associate Medical Director and Director of Forensic Services for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; Ethics Advisor to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; and Coordinator of Clinical Services, State Operations for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Currently, she heads the Mayor’s Criminal Justice/Mental Health Committee in Austin, Texas.