Cost-Effective Jail & Emergency Room Diversion

Member Webinar & Discussion Section for Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Services

Expanding an Effective Jail Diversion Program in the Emergency Room – Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project Collaborates with West Kendall Baptist

Held March 30, 2015

You are invited to join a small group of your executive colleagues for a webcast and discussion about how the 11th Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) successfully diverts individuals with serious mental illnesses (SMI) or co-occurring SMI and substance abuse disorders away from the criminal justice system and into comprehensive community-based treatment and support services.

Javier Hernandez Lichtl, CEO & Corporate Chief Academic Officer, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, and Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court will describe the CMHP components including: Pre & Post Booking Jail Diversion and Forensic Hospital Diversion. They will also highlight:

  • Hospital participating in the program
  • Funding sources and outcomes
  • Access to entitlement benefits
  • Future initiatives


Presentation slides

Speaker's Bio: Judge Steve Leifman

Speaker's Bio: Javier Hernandez-Lichtl

Audio recording coming soon

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