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County receives grant for Mental Health Court

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The Board of County Commissioners, along side leaders of the Department of Children and Families, Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom, community officials and activists held a special press conference on June 10 to discuss the grant that will fund programs to assist people with mental illness in the Leon County court system.

The grant will be implemented over three years for a total of $792,624. Funding will include training for local law enforcement on how to respond to mental health crises, a court designated specifically for mentally ill offenders, and case management designed to reduce the recidivism rates and increase defendants’ abilities to live on their own outside the jail. The new matching grant program encourages partnerships among state, local and private organizations to collectively address the need for treatment of individuals in Florida’s county jails and state prisons.

The grants are a collaborative effort between state and local governments and advocacy organizations including the Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Board, Florida Peer Network, Florida Partners in Crisis, Florida Association of Counties, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Elder Affairs, the State Courts Administrator and the Department of Children and Families.

 

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