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CIT is an effective police response program designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Homepage: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/campusSecurity/



Response of the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force to the recommendations contained in the Grand Jury report, Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System: A Recipe for Disaster / A Prescription for Improvement.



This evaluation draws on data collected through interviews with facility administrators, correctional officers, program staff and volunteers, and focus groups with inmates housed in the FCBIs.



Preliminary Observations from an Evaluation of the Broward County Mental Health Court.



This report examines the use of best practices in the Orange County community mental health/substance abuse system.



Data on utilization of state forensic facilities, best practices in community treatment of persons with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system, and strategies for system coordination were reviewed for this Florida Senate report.



CIT is an effective police response program designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders.



This final report from the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury focuses on adults with mental illness who are recycled through the criminal justice system and police encounters with persons suffering from mental illness. Homepage: http://www.miamisao.com/



Overview of key criminal justice issues from the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. Homepage: http://www.fccmh.org/



The myths and facts about HIPAA.



Report from the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida. Homepage: http://home.fmhi.usf.edu/



Presentation from the Jail Diversion Expansion Program on reducing incarceration of the mentally ill in Miami-Dade County. Homepage: http://www.mhsip.org/SRCMHS/



This 2004 report from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill provides a snapshot of Florida’s mental health system. Homepage: http://www.nami.org/



Overview of mental health courts. The what and how on mental health courts.



Journal article from Psychiatric Services. Homepage: http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/



Drawing on interviews with correctional officials, mental health experts, prisoners and lawyers, this report from the Human Rights Watch seeks to illuminate the fate of the mentally ill in prison.



The Miami-Dade grand jury issued this report calling for sweeping reforms of the state's law dealing with the dangerously mentally ill, warning of another Virginia Tech-like tragedy if the system isn't fixed.



Article from the Miami Herald in response to Miami-Dade County Grand Jury Report.



A report of findings in Orange County, FL as part of a technical assistance project launched by the Council of State Governments and the National Institute of Corrections to improve collaborations between corrections and mental health agencies. Site of a central receiving center.



The Florida CIT Coalition developed this document to lay out the guiding principles for the Florida CIT program, based on the Memphis CIT Model. This document outlines for those communities who are conducting a CIT program or those who wish to implement CIT the core elements that they will subscribe to. This document also expresses the desire of those communities doing the Florida CIT program and those wishing to implement CIT will strive to reach these agreed upon core elements in order to have an effective CIT program and one that is a best practice.



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