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Jennifer Webb Files Legislation to Curb ‘Unnecessary’ Baker Acts in Florida Schools

Rep. JenniferWebb is responding to recent reports of children being sometimes unnecessarily removed from school under Florida’s Baker Act over incidents school officials or law enforcement officers deem unsafe to the student or others. Webb’s…
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Child Baker Act Cases Continue to Climb in Florida

Florida has once again broken the records for the number of people mentally evaluated, involuntarily, under the state’s Baker Act. In May, investigative reporter Karla Ray first exposed that child Baker Act cases have more than doubled…
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Intersection: Mental Health Funding – WMFE

This year, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the opioid crisis a state of emergency. In this segment of Intersection, Aspire Health Partners Todd Dixon, State Representative Jason Brodeur, and Manager for the Orange County Mental Health…