Florida

CJMHSA TAC Quarterly Updates

The Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center (CJMHSA TAC) is contractually required to convene CJMHSA Reinvestment grantees on a quarterly basis to conduct technical assistance via a conference call or webinar. PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations that accompany these technical assistance events may be viewed by selecting the links below.

September 28, 2021

"Best Practices in Florida: A Review of a Model Protocol for Mobile Response Teams in Schools" webinar slides

The webinar recording will be posted shortly.

Kathy Moore, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, USF

Nickie Zenn, Ed.S., NCSP, Academic Director and Instructor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, USF

June 29, 2021

"Police Mental Health Co-Responder Programs in Florida: Considerations for Different Models" webinar slides

Watch the full "Police Mental Health Co-Responder Programs in Florida: Considerations for Different Models" webinar here.

Anna Abella, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies, USF

Monica Landers, MA, MSW, Senior Social & Behavioral Researcher, Department of Child and Family Studies, USF

April 26, 2021

Sequential Intercept Model Lunch & Learn PowerPoint slides

Watch the full "SIM Lunch & Learn" webinar here.

There were three featured presenters:

Leah Vail Compton, MA, MBA, DCF Community Forensic Liaison
Abby Shockley, MPH, Director, CJMHSA TAC
Katelind Halldorsson, MA, Assistant Program Director, CJMHSA TAC

March 2, 2021

Dr. Micah E Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, USF

"Juvenile Justice Involvement and the Intersection between Trauma, Race, and Social Disadvantage"

Watch the full "Juvenile Justice Involvement and the Intersection between Trauma, Race, and Social Disadvantage" webinar here.

October 27, 2020

Exploring and Expanding the Use of Peers in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Settings (click here to watch the webinar recording)

October's quarterly webinar had three presenters to comprise the topic of peer support. Their individual PowerPoints are below.

Justin Volpe, Peer Specialist, Jail Diversion Program, 11th Judicial Circuit

 A Recovery Experience

Cindy Schwartz, MS, MBA, Project Director, Jail Diversion Program, 11th Judicial Circuit

Peer Specialists in Specialty Courts: Supervision and Management

Dr. Nev Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at USF

Forensic Peer Support: Research and Implementation Science Perspectives

August 18, 2020

Dr. Kyaien O. Conner, Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

“Exploring the Intersections of Historical Trauma and Race in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health”

Watch the full "Exploring the Intersection of Historical Trauma and Race in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health" webinar here.

March 11, 2020

Dr. Kristin Kosyluk, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

"Understanding Stigma to Promote Inclusion and Recovery in Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Settings"

Watch the full "Understanding Stigma to Promote Inclusion and Recovery in Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Settings" webinar here.

November 13, 2019

Dr. Khary Rigg, Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

"The Opioid Crisis: Issues in Rural Areas and Within the Criminal Justice System"

Watch the full "The Opioid Crisis: Issues in Rural Areas and Within the Criminal Justice System" webinar here.

 June 28, 2019

Dr. Kathleen Moore, Research Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF and Executive Director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

"Overview of Problem-Solving Courts: Findings and Lessons Learned from Recent Needs Assessment"

Watch the full "Overview of Problem-Solving Courts: Findings and Lessons Learned from Recent Needs Assessment" webinar here.

March 26, 2019

James Winarski, M.S.W., Faculty, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

"Realizing the Recovery Vision in Florida: Implications for Justice Involved Individuals"

Watch the full "Realizing the Recovery Vision in Florida: Implications for Justice Involved Individuals" webinar here.

Additional presenters for this webinar regarding the DCF Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Initiative included: 

Wesley Evans
Statewide Coordinator of Integration and Recovery Services
Substance Abuse Mental Health Program Office
Florida Department of Children and Families

Lisa Hetrick
Continuity of Care Liaison
Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office
Florida Department of Children and Families

December 13, 2018

Dr. Mary Armstrong, Associate Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies, USF

"Systems of Care in Behavioral Health Care"

Watch the full "Systems of Care in Behavioral Health Care" webinar here.

June 12, 2018
John Petrila, J.D., LL.M., VP of Adult Policy for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

"Legal Issues in Information Sharing Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems"

Watch the full "Legal Issues in Information Sharing Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems" webinar here.

February 27, 2018
Dr. Nev Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

"Early Intervention in Psychosis: Introduction and Justice System Intersections"

Watch the full "Early Intervention in Psychosis: Introduction and Justice System Intersections" webinar here.

October 24, 2017
Dr. Kenneth Minkoff, ZiaPartners

"Best Practices in Co-occurring Disorders for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System"

Watch the full "Best Practices in Co-occurring Disorders for Individuals Involved in the CJS" webinar here.

June 13, 2017
Dr. Holly Hills, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF

"Opioid Use and Justice Involvement: Challenges in Treatment, Engagement, and Continuity"

Watch the full "Opioid Use and Justice Involvement" webinar here.

March 28, 2017
Dr. Fred Osher, Council of State Governments

"STEPPING UP – A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails"

Watch the full "STEPPING UP" webinar here.

December 12, 2016
Dr. Sam Tsemberis, Founder of Housing First

"Housing First--Planning and implementation of permanent supportive housing for persons who are homeless with mental illness and substance use disorders involved in the criminal justice system"

May 24, 2016
Dr. Hank Steadman, Policy Research Associates and the GAINS Center

"Effectively Integrating Law Enforcement into a Crisis Care Continuum"

March 15, 2016
Carol Weber, NAMI Florida Program Director

"National Alliance on Mental Illness: The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness"

November 24, 2015
Dr. Fred Osher, Council of State Governments

"Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model"

September 29, 2015
Mr. Jim Winarski, USF-FMHI

"Principles, Practices, and Implementation of Recovery-Oriented Care"

June 2, 2015
Dr. Hank Steadman, Policy Research Associates and the GAINS Center

"Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM)"

March 10, 2015
Dr. Roger Peters, USF-FMHI

"Evidence-based Screening Instruments for Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the Criminal Justice System"