Join the Miami Foundation for Mental Health, the Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation and Columbia University on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 3 p.m. for this special exploration of the PBS documentary The Definition of Insanity. Speakers include Judge Steven Leifman, Norm Ornstein, and filmmaker Rob Reiner.
Shocked by how people with mental illness were treated in Miami-Dade’s jails, Judge Steve Leifman works with a team of dedicated public servants, as well as former adversaries in the criminal justice system, to help people with mental illness navigate from lives of tragedy to possibility.
The film reveals a humane criminal justice approach to mental illness that is orchestrated from the court outwards into the community through its novel Jail Diversion Program (JDP).
- Judge Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
- Rob Reiner, filmmaker, actor and thought leader
- Norman Ornstein, Vice President, Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation