Marla Berkow on Behavioral Health and Restorative Justice [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Usually, a Compliance Perspectives podcast focuses on just one topic, but in this one Marla Berkow, Corporate Compliance Officer at Gateway Foundation tackles two: behavioral health and restorative justice.

In the first part of the conversation, we focus on the unique challenges of behavioral healthcare. They include maintaining both patient and organizational privacy. Physical and emotional safety of the staff is also important, along with a strong culture of reporting.

With many patients a part of pre- or post-trial diversions there are unique challenges created, especially in the privacy arena.

In the latter half of the conversation Marla focuses on a restorative justice approach, which she explains, is designed to differentiate between an intentional and inadvertent mistake, with discipline meted out appropriately.

With that comes a focus on ensuring the problem is not repeated.

Listen in to learn more about the challenges of behavioral health and potential benefits of a restorative justice approach to compliance.