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Mental Health: Transforming Florida's Mental Health System: Constructing a Comprehensive and Competent Criminal Justice/Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment System: Strategies for Planning, Leadership, Financing, and Service Development
"In this report, recommendations are made for the development of a comprehensive and competent mental health system which will prevent individuals from entering the justice system to begin with and will respond to individuals who do become involved in the justice system quickly and effectively to link them to appropriate services and prevent recidivism" (p. 12). An executive summary, table of key recommendations, and the following six parts make up this document: the crisis of community mental health care in Florida and the U.S. from 1800 to 2007; organizing framework for criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse initiatives -- the policy, financing, and the administrative content; a guide for local planning and the development of comprehensive and competent criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse systems; a guide for developing comprehensive and competent criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse systems; a guide for developing comprehensive and competent juvenile justice, foster care, and child protective services mental health systems; and judicial education, administration, and community collaborations.