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Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness CLE
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When: 05/24/2016
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Where: Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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CLE Credits: 2.5 General including 2.5 Mental Illness

Cost: Free

Seminar Details:

Participants will learn:

• How and why the “deinstitutionalization” of psychiatric facilities led to the criminalization of mental illness.
• How the justice system is responding.
• New and effective strategies that are being developed and employed to transform the mental health and criminal justice systems.


Hearing Voices Exercise
Judge Steve Leifman

Identifying Defendants with Mental Illnesses and Accessing Services
Dr. Roger Peters, Florida Mental Health Institute

Identifying Defendants with Mental Illnesses and Accessing Services Developing a Community Response - Panel
Judge Steve Leifman
Cheif Judge Ronald N. Ficarrotta
Mike Sinacore
Marie Marino
Colonel Greg Brown

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Legislative Update
Representative Kathleen Peters


Judge Steve Leifman, Chair, Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court - Supreme Court of Florida

Ronald N. Ficarrotta
, Chief Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

Mike Sinacore, Chief Assistant State Attorney, representing the Office of Thirteenth Circuit State Attorney Mark Ober

Marie Marino, Assistant Public Defender representing the Office of Thirteenth Circuit Public Defender Julianne Holt

Colonel Greg Brown, representing Sherriff David Gee, Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office

Kathleen Peters, Florida House of Representatives


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