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USF News Channel: People from around the Tampa Bay community gathered to listen to experts discuss the nation's mass incarceration issue.
Experts from the University of South Florida and across the nation recently took part in a discussion hosted by USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on the effects of high levels of incarceration on offenders, their families and communities, at the University Area Community Development Corporation.
Drs. Scott Young and Colleen Clark Receive Award to Continue Evaluating Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF) Program
In partnership with University of South Florida, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. was awarded a Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF) grant from the Veterans Administration to offer assistance to Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
Dr. Scott Young and Mr. Paul Smits Receive Five-Year Award to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Low Demand, Harm Reduction Based Housing in VA-Funded Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Programs
University of South Florida partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs in a five-year $291,221 contract (one year with four option years) to offer GPD providers an opportunity to revise their program designs using a Low Demand/Harm Reduction model to better accommodate chronically homeless Veterans with substance use and/or mental health disorders who were unsuccessful with traditional housing programs.
MHLP Assistant Professor Accepted as Scholar in the HA-STTP Program
Dr. Khary Rigg was recently selected to be a HIV-AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) scholar.
Dr. Kathleen Moore to Receive Three Year Award to Evaluate the Hillsborough County Veteran Treatment Court
Hillsborough County's 13th Judicial Circuit Court received a SAMHSA drug court award of $972,300 for three years in partnership with the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO), the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital, and the University of South Florida's Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy.
CJMHSA Technical Assistance Center Expansion
In 2007 the Florida Legislature created the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center at USF (FMHI) within the Department of Mental Health, Law and Policy (Chapter 394.659). Mark Engelhardt, CJMHSA TA Center Director and PI is pleased to announce the expansion of the CJMHSA TA Center with an executed contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Office in the amount of $500,000 per year for the next five years.
Aging Studies Doctoral Candidate Accepted into CREATE Program at Florida A & M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rosalyn Roker, a doctoral candidate in the School of Aging Studies, has been accepted into the Center for Research Education and Training Enhancement (CREATE) program at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for Fall 2016-2018.
Criminology Career Cruise
As part of both Governor Scott's "Ready, Set, Work" Challenge and USF's "Fifty First Days", on September 14th the Department of Criminology hosted the "Criminology Career Cruise: Sailing the Seas of Success".
MHLP Assistant Professor Accepted as GUMSHOE Fellow
Dr. Kyaien O. Conner from Mental Health Law and Policy was accepted as a 2016 Fellow in the highly competitive NIH funded GUMSHOE program. GUMSHOE (Grant writing Uncovered: Maximizing Strategies, Help, Opportunities, Experiences) is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.
MHLP Assistant Professor Conducts Workshop at National Prevention Network Conference
Khary Rigg, PhD, recently conducted a workshop at the National Prevention Network Conference with prevention specialists, policymakers, and clinicians about the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly.
2016 Criminology Summer Experience
In June, the Department of Criminology hosted a one week no-cost immersion into the criminal justice system for high school students from 10 Hillsborough County high schools including the Law & Criminal Justice Academy at Jefferson High School.
Mechanical easel provides artist with independence-enhancing tool
An innovative, interdisciplinary student team called “G4orce” has made life a lot better for a young woman with multiple physical challenges and multiple talents, by developing the prototype of a mechanical easel to help her carry out her passion for painting. The mechanical easel enables her to paint using a paint brush held in her mouth, accommodates her wheelchair, is easily transportable, and also replicates an instructor’s hand motions.
Tribute to RMHC Professor Dr. Gary DuDell
With great sadness, the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at USF/CBCS announces the passing of Dr. Gary DuDell on April 13, 2016.

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