The Urgent Need to Stand Against the Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness

September 23, 2014 6:04 PM

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The Urgent Need to Stand Against the Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness

(Author's note: I was asked to share my vision of social justice in support of the 2014 Mashable and 92Y Summit being held this week as part of the UN Foundation to Unite YOU. This is my response.)

When Broward County Florida mental health-criminal justice community stakeholders reached consensus to implement a specialized mental health court to problem solve and combat the criminalization of persons with mental illness in our county in 1997, I was tapped based on my disability law and civil r...

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