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Stepping Up: Helping those with mental illness


Mar 14 6:00 PM - Mar 14 7:00 PM

The Bob Graham Center will host a public talk by Judge Steven Leifman and Leon Evans on Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. They will discuss cutting-edge community programs developed as part of the national “stepping up” initiative aimed at reducing incarceration rates among those with mental illness.

The Honorable Judge Steve Leifman of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida is the recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. He received the award for his groundbreaking work helping people with mental illnesses.

Mr. Leon Evans, the chief executive officer of the Center for Health Care Services in Bexar County, Texas, developed an award-winning jail diversion program and has become a national leader in improving mental health care through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Contact: TJ Pyche

Website: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/events/stepping-helping-those-mental-illness

Location: Pugh Hall

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