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So proud of mornstein.org, a foundation set up by my friend @NormOrnstein in honor of his late son, Matthew. Tune into PBS tonight at 10pm EST for Definition of Insanity about programs to rehabilitate non-violent offenders with mental illness.
When people with mental health conditions are released from jail without follow-up support, most of them end up back in the system. To break this cycle, reduce incarceration, and improve patient outcomes, Miami-Dade County has implemented the Jail Diversion Program (JDP).
Miami-Dade County has implemented a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program, in order to de-escalate confrontations with people with mental illness. CIT trained officers identify signs of mental problems, and divert people to treatment instead of jail.
Judge Steven Leifman talks about the origin of Miami Dade’s Jail Diversion Program.
Miami Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez discusses the importance of Jail Diversion Programs.
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