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Judge Awarded for Work on Decriminalization of People With Mental Illness

In a ceremony yesterday evening at the United States Supreme Court, Florida Judge Steven Leifman, J.D., was honored with the 2015 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts for his work on behalf of people with mental illness in the Miami-Dade (Fla.) County criminal justice system.Leifman, who also serves on the board of directors of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, has both advocated for and implemented programs to divert from county jails into treatment and community support people with mental illness who do...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 20 November, 2015

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