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Collier County Tackles Mental Health Issues in Jails – FOX 4

  The father of a suspect who shot a Ft. Myers Police officer says his son suffered from mental illness. 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret had just been released from a Sarasota jail when he shot and critically wounded FMPD Officer…
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A Mental-Health Facility 13 Years in the Making is One Vote Away from Becoming Reality – The Miami Herald

On September 7, the Miami-Dade County Commission votes on a proposal to approve renovations to the former South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center. If approved, the center will be transformed into a mental health diversion facility.…
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TEAM Court Keeps the Mentally Ill Out of Jail – The Pensacola News Journal

Escambia County's TEAM—or Teaching, Education, Accountability and Motivation—Court is a diversion program that provides specialized proceedings for criminal defendants whose mental health was a factor in the criminal offense that they…