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Webinar: Representing Veterans in Criminal Cases: Obtaining and Understanding Military Records - July 15 at 1 PM

Veterans undergo an experience far removed from the vast majority of those who sit in judgment of them in the justice system. The military experience, particularly if it involves combat, indelibly shapes the veteran and often has significant…
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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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UCF Trauma Clinic Offers Virtual Series on Handling Stress

UCF RESTORES — a trauma clinic best known for helping veterans and first responders overcome PTSD — is offering an ongoing Facebook Live series starting Monday to help the public handle the stress of the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This…

Free Webinar: The Critical Role of Mentors in Veterans Treatment Courts - April 21 at 12 PM

Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) use an interdisciplinary team approach to divert justice involved veterans away from incarceration and into treatment. This proactive approach towards justice involvement is accomplished by effectively targeting…
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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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FREE Webinar: Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Resources for Military and Veteran Children and Families - March 12 at 1:30 PM

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a webinar focused on increasing access to resources and supports for…
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Miami Veteran Turned Notorious Molly Dealer Gets ‘Second’ Second Chance. Judge Cites PTSD

Normally in life, people get a second chance after screwing up only once. Jorge Ramon Hernandez got a “ ‘second’ second chance,” as a federal judge told him on Thursday, when she cut him a sweet break on his prison sentence. Twice…
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Study of Veterans Details Genetic Basis for Anxiety, Links Anxiety and Depression

Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated as risk factors for bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The new study further contributes the first convincing molecular explanation…
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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…