About Us

The Florida legislature designated the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), as a site for the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center. The Florida Mental Health Institute is a research and training center within the University of South Florida with a long history of collaborative relationships with state and local government. *2012 Florida Legislative language can be found under "web resources."*

Funding for the CJMHSA Technical Assistance Center and website has been provided by Florida Department of Children and Families and the JEHT Foundation.

 
   

***Announcement*** 

The next scheduled USF-CJMHSA TA Center quarterly conference call will be a Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Training by national expert, Sandra McQueen-Baker, on December 15th at 10am at 813-974-7700, code 714762. 

What We Do

  • Provide technical assistance to counties in preparing a grant application.

  • Assist applicant counties in projecting the effect of the proposed intervention on the population of the county detention facility.

  • Assist applicant counties in monitoring the effect of a grant award on the criminal justice system in the county.

  • Disseminate and share evidence-based and best practices among grantees and statewide.

  • Act as a clearinghouse for information and resources related to criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse.

  • Available to coordinate and assist State interagency work groups for criminal and juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse. Use grant outcomes to inform State and local policy, including budgets and system plans. 

Noteworthy

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