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

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

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 —…
July 1, 2021

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

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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