Tag: Mental Illness

Department of Corrections Sued over Inmate Abuse at the Dade Correctional Institution

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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September 9, 2014

TALLAHASSEE

Florida Institutional Legal Services Project, Disability Rights Florida, and Holland & Knight, LLP, have filed…

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Protecting Service Animal Access

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rep. Jimmie Smith filed HB 849 to help protect the rights of people with disabilities, including veterans, to use their service animals.

In…

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Lawsuit Asks Federal Court to End Segregation of Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Monday, August 19, 2013

Disability Rights Florida has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

The federal lawsuit,…

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Fifth Annual Behavioral Health Day at the Capitol on March 9

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Save the date and spread the word! The 5th Annual Behavioral Health Day will be held on Wednesday, March 9th, at the Capitol in Tallahassee,…

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Mental-Health Reform Has Human, Fiscal Urgency

Sunday, September 27, 2009

As many as 125,000 people with mental illnesses requiring immediate treatment are arrested and booked into Florida jails every year. And on any given day,…

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