Press Releases
 
BAKER ACT SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES EXPERT HELPTO DEFEND TARGETED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Attended by attorneys from Jacksonville to Fort Myers, the symposium covered changes to the mental health law, significant case law and successful actions for defending the rights of citizens being held under a Baker Act.



United States

, 10 July 2018
--

BAKER ACT SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES EXPERT HELPTO DEFEND TARGETED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES



The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a conference on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. Commonly called the Baker Act, Florida’s mental health allows for men, women and children to be taken into custody and held for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state and in the 15 years from 2001/2002 to 2015/2016 the number of Baker Acts more than doubled with 194,354 initiations. [1] The symposium, attended by attorneys from Jacksonville to Fort Myers, covered changes to the mental health law, significant case law and successful actions for defending the rights of citizens being held under a Baker Act. “Over the past several years important changes have been made to the Baker Act which specifically better protect the rights of children and hosting this symposium was important so that these attorneys could share their successful actions in defending clients being held for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Diane Stein, President of the Florida chapter of CCHR. “We intend to keep helping attorneys working in this vital area as much as we can,” said Ms. Stein. “We owe this to the victims of Baker Act violations that happen in our state every day.” While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse prompting CCHR Florida to not only host this symposium but to launch a public information campaign in 2016 to educate Floridians on their rights under this law. As part of this campaign, CCHR hosts a seminar regularly delivered at their center in downtown Clearwater by attorney Carmen Miller who, as a former Assistant Public Defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, has a great deal of experience on the mental health law. Now in the private sector, Ms. Miller specializes in cases of those who have been Baker Acted. To learn more about the Baker Act or to reserve a seat at the next seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/. About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit http://www.cchrflorida.org.  Sources: [1] Baker Act Annual Report http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/annual_report.pdf



# # #


Disclaimer:

http://www.cchrflorida.org/



Submitted by prcagency, Press Dev on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 at 10:07 PM
Category: Legal/Law
 
Related News

The Best Mooresville NC Divorce Attorney To Help With Your Child Support Arrangement
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights launched a statewide campaign in 2016 to prevent unjust invo
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer, Todd J. Zimmer, recognized with the prestigious title of "Lawyer of D
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Tritt & Tritt Law: Best Child Custody Lawyer in Orange County
Friday, 14 Sep 2018

Advocate Financial Services Provides Consultations on How to Bail Yourself Out from Timeshare Contra
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

Related Events

IBA Annual Conference Rome October 2018
Sunday, 7 Oct 2018

Latest News

Very best Positive aspects of Car Hire
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Finding the right cars for sale in Winston Salem NC
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Appraisals for enterprise car sales Greensboro NC
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Credit union auto buying service Winston Salem NC
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Rogue Investor spread fake news about Gad Grieve
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

 
Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2018
Today is Friday, 21 September 2018

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Business
Consumer Technology
Economy
Education
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
Legal/Law
News & Media
Religion
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!


Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.


  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.


    Resources
  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • International Symposium Mayo Clinic Model of Care
  • 33rd Annual Congress of the Europ. Assoc. of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology
  • Meditate Heal Relax Retreat
  • 3rd Biennial Arthroplasty Disaster International Conference
  • GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration, and Tenacity

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.