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The Definition of Insanity

The Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) comes to life in this documentary, following a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to steer people with mental illness — as their court cases hang in the balance — on a path from incarceration to recovery.

The Definition of Insanity

55m 1s

The Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) comes to life in this documentary, following a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to steer people with mental illness — as their court cases hang in the balance — on a path from incarceration to recovery.

Episodes

  • The Definition of Insanity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Definition of Insanity

    S2020 E1 - 55m 1s

    The Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) comes to life in this documentary, following a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to steer people with mental illness — as their court cases hang in the balance — on a path from incarceration to recovery.

Extras + Features

  • Peer Counselor Justin Volpe Leads Role-Playing Exercise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Peer Counselor Justin Volpe Leads Role-Playing Exercise

    S2020 - 1m 16s

    Peer Counselor Justin Velope leads a role-playing exercise with Jail Diversion Program participants to help encourage and empower them to change their previous behaviors which led to their incarceration.

  • Collaborative Criminal Justice Creates Cultural Shift: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Collaborative Criminal Justice Creates Cultural Shift

    S2020 - 1m 27s

    Introduction to Jail Diversion Program participant Charlie Gonzalez, whose case serves as an example of how far the program has come in terms of allowing felony offenses. The explanation that the Criminal Mental Health Project is a collaborative criminal justice system in which all sides work together, including members of the community.

  • No Standard Operating Procedures for What We Do: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    No Standard Operating Procedures for What We Do

    S2020 - 1m 23s

    Lawyer Alejandro Aristizábal and Judge Nushin Sayfie from the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project discuss the status of a new participant in the Jail Diversion Program, Trevor Dolan, and describe the pioneering nature of this program working in the complex intersection of law enforcement and the mental health system.

  • Trailer | The Definition of Insanity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Definition of Insanity

    S2020 - 2m 12s

    Shocked by how people with mental illness were treated in his county’s jails, a judge sets out to work with a team of dedicated public servants to help people with mental illness navigate the sometimes cruel system, and live lives full of possibilities.

  • Official Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Official Preview

    S2020 - 30s

    The Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) comes to life in this documentary, following a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to steer people with mental illness — as their court cases hang in the balance — on a path from incarceration to recovery.

  • Crisis Intervention Team Training Session: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crisis Intervention Team Training Session

    S2020 - 2m 2s

    Habsi Kaba, Director of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) in Miami-Dade County, leads officers in a series of trainings to provide them with knowledge, tools, and resources to more effectively assess situations and interact with individuals who suffer from mental illnesses while on the job in order to better ensure their safety.

  • Facing Mental Health Struggles in Prison – Justin’s Story: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Facing Mental Health Struggles in Prison – Justin’s Story

    S2020 - 1m 27s

    Peer counselor Justin Volpe describes his own experience of facing the mental health system while also serving time in the Dade County Jail 11 years ago. He explains why the very broken system is difficult to navigate, and why many who suffer from mental illness struggle to get out.

  • Program Participant Trevor Faces Reality at Court Hearing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Program Participant Trevor Faces Reality at Court Hearing

    S2020 - 2m 39s

    The latest court date for Jail Diversion Program participant Trevor Dolan. In a recent drug test, he tested positive for alcohol, which is a violation of the rules of the program. The judge reminds him that he is jeopardizing his place in the program and the reality of what is at stake should he continue down this path of relapse.

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