National leader on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Reform to Keynote Progress Made Possible Conference

Hon. Steven Leifman
Miami-Dade County Judge
Judge Leifman has earned widespread recognition for his tireless efforts to improve Florida’s treatment of individuals struggling with mental illness inside and outside the criminal justice system.
Judge Leifman will also lead presentations showcasing the progress made possible in Miami-Dade by better integrating Behavioral Health services and the justice system, pursuing diversion programs and making strides in restoring competency to help people in need and make better use of tax dollars.


Better Outcomes:
  • HEAR from leaders whose efforts are creating national models.
  • LEARN how to strengthen relationships between public safety and community allies.
  • Gain from PRACTICAL PRESENTATIONS demonstrating proven, first-hand experience integrating behavioral health and criminal justice in their communities
  • Program will offer OPPORTUNITY to tour Miami-Dade County facilities and ride along with law enforcement Crisis Intervention Teams
Other featured speakers include Chief Donald De Lucca of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, Lt. Sam Cochran (Ret.), University of Memphis Crisis Intervention Team Training Center; Nastassia Walsh, Program Director for County Solutions & Innovation of the National Association of Counties; and others.