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Judge Steven Leifman Addresses Clubhouse International Gathering on "Mental Illness: Urgent Moral Crisis of Our Time"
July 13, 2015

Clubhouse International welcomes Judge Steven Leifman as the featured speaker at a private gathering of mental health advocates at 6:00pm on Wednesday September 30th at Scandinavia House in New York City.

Judge Leifman, who is the recipient of the 2015 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence among other honors, will speak on the topic of “Mental Illness: Urgent Moral Crisis of Our Time.” Judge Leifman is at the forefront of a public policy movement in the criminal justice system to reduce the number of people with mental illness in prison, and to develop alternative approaches that offer treatment and support for recovery. He serves as Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division and Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida. He is co-chair of the Council of State Governments/ TAPA Center for Jail Diversion Judges’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative and member of the National Leadership Forum for Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Services.

Joel Corcoran, Executive Director of Clubhouse International, said, “as part of our global advocacy efforts to change the world of mental health, we are extremely pleased to welcome Judge Leifman at Wednesday’s gathering, for an important dialog on how to curb the devastating effects of mental illness on individuals, their families and on society as a whole. Our work has never been more relevant in our world, and our efforts are at the core of recovery.”

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