Pardes Humanitarian Prize Honors Miami Judge Steven Leifman

In 2000 Judge Steven Leifman launched the 11th Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) in Miami, which steers people with mental illnesses who do not pose significant threats to public safety away from the criminal justice system and into community-based treatment. He has shown us how to use our resources to reverse costly prison recidivism that strips people of their dignity and threatens public safety.

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