Behavioral Health Community Issues and Partnerships in Lee County, A League of Women Voters of Lee County Educational Event

Behavioral Health Community Issues and Partnerships in Lee County, A League of Women Voters of Lee County Educational Event

Location

Virtual
US
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Clara Anne Graham, President of the League of Women Voters of Lee County invites League members and the public to an educational program on Lee County Behavioral Health Community Issues and Partnerships and the 20th Judicial Circuit Behavioral Courts.

 Program panelists will include:

  • Judge H. Andrew Swett, 20th Judicial Circuit Behavioral Courts
  • Sargent Ladonna Brady, Lee County Sheriff
  • Community Assisted Living, Inc. (CASL) Representative 

The Lee County Behavioral Court High Need/High Need Utilizer (HNHU) Demonstration Project is a partnership with the Lee Health Systems, Lee County Public Defender’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Judge H. Andrew Swett, SalusCare, Centerstone of Florida, Inc., and Community Assisted Living, Inc. (CASL).  The project is for persons who have a mental health disability and/or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder that have a high history of admission rates in the acute care and/or forensic systems.  The project goals are to demonstrate improved client stability, decreased utilization of acute care systems, and to provide sportive housing and linkage to behavioral health supports.

Judge Howard Andrew Swett 20th Judicial Circuit Behavioral Courts served as an Assistant State Attorney in Fort Myers, practiced criminal defense and civil litigation and in 2011 was appointed to the County Court bench. Judge Swett has taken over the Mental Health Court docket and one of the Drug Court dockets. Also, he was instrumental in beginning the new Veterans Court docket.  Judge Swett is currently on the board of NAMI of Lee County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) as well as a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers.