CJMHSA Planning Council

At the August 17, 2016 Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meeting, the BOCC approved designating the Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board (SAPAB) to also serve as the Planning Council as it is necessary for the Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Reinvestment Grant (Program). The BOCC authorized modification of the current SAPAB membership when serving as the Planning Council to meet the statutory requirements of F.S 394.657 for Planning Council activities. On August 22, 2016 the SAPAB met as the County Planning Council in order to meet the Department of Children and Families CJMHSA program requirements.

Next Planning Council Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Harvey Government Center
BOCC Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Truman Avenue
Key West
Agenda: 8/7/2018 Agenda Packet

               Baker Act & Marchman Act Training 
                             FREE - NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
Who:   Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Community Agencies and Court Personnel 
When:   Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time:     8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:  Harvey Government Center
              BOCC Room, 2nd Floor
              1200 Truman Avenue
              Key West
Instructor:  Martha Lenderman, M.S.W.
Training Includes:  Baker Act and Related Statutes, Who is Protected, Monroe County Baker Act Receiving Facilities, Voluntary Admissions, Express & Informed Consent, Involuntary Examination, Law Enforcement Initiation, Transportation & Other Law Enforcement Requirements, Rights of Persons with Mental Illnesses and Marchman Act & the Florida Substance Abuse Impairment Act.  

                                          **Informational Flyer**
         For more information Contact Janet Gunderson (305) 292-4470


Baker Act & Marchman Act Training for Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Community Agencies and Court Personnel - OVERVIEW:
On January 11, 2018 Martha Lenderman, M.SW., conducted free training sessions with approximately 75 local professionals on updates and the appropriate  use of  the Baker Act and Marchman Act.  Ms. Lenderman has consulted for more than 21 years, primarily related to Baker Act and Marchman Act. She assisted the Legislature in the 1996 rewrite of the Baker Act and is currently assisting in writing amendments to the law. In addition, she developed the model Baker Act and Marchman Act forms, wrote the state's Baker Act and Marchman Act Handbooks, wrote the Baker Act Benchguide for judges that is posted on the Florida Supreme Court website, and worked with FDLE on the implementation and training for new firearm restriction legislation.  Ms. Lenderman serves as a member of the Florida Supreme Court Taskforce on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.                                                                                      

Ms. Lenderman's Power Point Presentation:  Baker Act & Marchman Act Training

CJMHSA Planning Council Technical Assistance Workshop - OVERVIEW:

On July 20-21, 2017, Mark Engelhardt, MS, MSW, ACSW (Brief Bio & Housing First Implementation), University of South Florida Faculty and Director of the CJMHSA Technical Center (University of South Florida website), presented on two national evidenced-based practices (EBP) for persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders involved in the criminal justice system, namely; SAMHSA's Permanent Supportive Housing EBP Tool Kit and Housing First (Pathways to Housing Fidelity Model).  Mr. Engelhardt discussed international research, principles, model development, financing options, implementation science and "fidelity" to the models.  
Workshop Power Point Presentations:        
PATH*:  Evidenced Based Permanent Supportive Housing
Housing First-Permanent Supportive Housing                                                   

*PATH - Projects to Assist Persons Transition from Homelessness
Agendas | Minutes

Planning Council Members

State Attorney, Designee
Val Winter
Public Defender
Robert Lockwood
Circuit Court Judge
Luis Garcia
County Court Judge
Peary Fowler
Local Court Administrator
Holly Elomina
County Commission Chair
Danny Kolhage
County Director of Probation
Heather Tintera
Sheriff, Designee
Louis S. Caputo
Police Chief City of Key West, Designee
Steve Torrence
Area Homeless or Supportive Housing Representative
Elicia Pintabona
Chief Correctional Officer
Tim Age
DJJ – Director of Detention Facility
Vincent Vurro
DJJ – Chief of Probation Officer
Elaine Thompson
DCF – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office Representative
Joseph Laino
Primary Consumer of Mental Health Services
Wayne Lewis
Community Mental Health Agency Director
Maureen Dunleavy
Local Substance Abuse Treatment Director
Duane Triplett
Primary Consumer of Community-Based Treatment Family Member
Elmira Leto
Primary Consumer of Substance Abuse Services
Shana Brady