19 min

One County’s 20-Year Effort to Decriminalize Mental Illness Tradeoffs

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Many cities across the United States are rethinking the role of police in responding to mental health emergencies. Miami-Dade County has spent the last two decades revamping their policing — along with many other aspects of how their criminal justice system treats people in crisis. What lessons have they learned?
Guests:
Steve Leifman, JD, Associate Administrative Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida; Founder, Miami-Dade County Criminal Mental Health Project
Carol Caraballo, MSW, MPA, LCSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Thriving Mind South Florida
Dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/07/01/one-countys-20-year-effort-to-decriminalize-mental-illness
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Many cities across the United States are rethinking the role of police in responding to mental health emergencies. Miami-Dade County has spent the last two decades revamping their policing — along with many other aspects of how their criminal justice system treats people in crisis. What lessons have they learned?
Guests:
Steve Leifman, JD, Associate Administrative Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida; Founder, Miami-Dade County Criminal Mental Health Project
Carol Caraballo, MSW, MPA, LCSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Thriving Mind South Florida
Dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/07/01/one-countys-20-year-effort-to-decriminalize-mental-illness
Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletter
Support this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donate
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19 min

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