Subject: March 2016 Court Services eNews Newsletter

Directors Desk - Peria Duncan
Welcome back to another great Court Services newsletter. We hope you are enjoying all of the newsworthy items we have been sharing and highlighting. The staff who work on this project continue to do a great job letting everyone know what is happening in Court Services, as well as what's happening in the world of Criminal Justice and Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment. We highlight our community partners and share other bits of interesting information as well, so there is something here for everyone. Enjoy, and wishing all of you a very happy Spring season.

Featured Story - Court Services 2015 Accomplishments
Court Services Leaderhip continues to Ensure Provision of a Continuum of Innovative, Best Practice, Collaborative Services with respect to Public Safety, Alternatives to Confinement, Treatment and Referrals for the citizens of Alachua County. Take a look at some of the things we did!
Professional Development Hour
During the latter part of 2015, the Court Services Management Team and Community Support Services collaborated and developed the Professional Development Hour (PDH) as a venue to enhance staff skills and to provide training opportunities to staff that may not be otherwise available to them.
Spotlight on Community Partner - Community Support Services
In this edition, we want to highlight BoCC's very own Community Support Services (CSS) department. Located in the Health Department building, CSS offers a host of programs and services, including Social Services, Veterans' Services, The Crisis Center, CAPP, Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center, etc. 
National Reentry Week: An Essential Part of our Mission
Want to know about what corrections is doing to prepare those who have paid their debt to society for substantive opportunities after incarceration?

State Brings on New Prison Health Provider 
State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida, LLC, to take over prision health services for more than 75% of Florida's 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away...

UF MBA Internet Program Ranks #3 in the World, #1 in US - Go Gators!
The Financial Times listed the on-line MBA Program at the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business 3rd in the world, and the #1-ranked online program in the US.

The Unemployment Rate is Not the Whole Story
Florida's unemployment rate is down almost 50% from the peak of 11.1% during the Great recession. While that's good news, the number doesn't tell the whole story.

Court Services - Behind Closed Doors
They say "The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts," but we value every part of our Court Services Team!  Read on to get caught up all the news! 

Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters and catch up on what you may have missed!

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