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Data and Information Sharing Virtual Learning Community Part 3: Data Sharing Among Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Partners—Mechanisms and Platforms for Efficient Data and Information Sharing - July 28 at 12 PM

One of the biggest barriers to data and information sharing across criminal justice and behavioral health partners is the lack of a secure and workable system through which to house and share the data. Across the myriad of options, communities…
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Data and Information Sharing Virtual Learning Community Part 2: Data Sharing Among Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Partners—Addressing Data Sharing Agreements and Confidentiality Concerns - June 24 at 12 PM

One of the biggest barriers to data and information sharing across criminal justice and behavioral health partners is the lack of a secure and workable system through which to house and share the data. Across the myriad of options, communities…
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As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons, Lockdowns Spark Fear Of More Solitary Confinement

Prisons across the country have placed prisoners on lockdown — they're kept in their cells mostly around-the-clock — as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Now prison reformers are worried that the response has increased the…
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Public Defender Robert Wesley Hosts PD9's Spring Training 2020

Last week, Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hosted PD9's 2020 Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Videos of the presentations can be viewed below. PTSD and Application in Criminal Court from an Expert's…
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Adverse Childhood Events Tied to Dementia

Children who had multiple adverse experiences growing up were more likely to develop dementia in old age, Japanese researchers reported. People who had three or more adverse childhood experiences -- physical or psychological abuse, family…
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Judge Won’t Set Aside Jury’s Death Penalty Vote for Man Who Killed 2 Kissimmee Cops

A judge refused to set aside a jury’s recommendation that Everett Glenn Miller be executed for killing two Kissimmee police officers, after his attorneys argued Friday jurors were given a “defective” verdict form and instructions…
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Florida’s Flawed Baker Act Rips Thousands of Kids from School

Over the past seven years, children have been taken from public schools in Tampa Bay more than 7,500 times and temporarily placed in mental health facilities. They often leave campus handcuffed in the back of police cruisers. Some are as…
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Diversion to What? Evidence-Based Mental Health Services that Prevent Needless Incarceration

Investing in community-based mental health services provides numerous benefits, including a reduction in law enforcement intervention and incarceration. These services also promote the integration of people with mental health disabilities into…
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Solitary Confinement: Legal and Scientific Issues for Children and Young Adults

Scientific research continues to document the impact of solitary confinement on the developing brains of children and young adults. Such confinement can occasion irreversible, even fatal outcomes while producing no consistently positive effects…
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FREE Webinar: Solitary Confinement: Legal and Scientific Issues for Children and Young Adults

Scientific research continues to document the impact of solitary confinement on the developing brains of children and young adults. Such confinement can occasion irreversible, even fatal outcomes while producing no consistently positive effects…