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Institute for Justice Research and Development Community Advisory Board Member Follows the Science While Leading Local Reentry Programs

Three hours of drinking on an especially stressful day “was all it took” to send Dale White’s world spiraling.

What began as one drink ended with White rear-ending a Boynton Beach police officer’s car when he went out for another six-pack. He was just three days shy of finishing probation and nearly five years into recovery.

White first discovered alcohol and marijuana when he was 14. Although White graduated to harder drugs and more serious criminal involvement, he ran a successful restaurant and made a name for himself in the culinary world.

Graduate Appointed to Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

On August 20, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed six state experts to the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The commission was established in 1999 by the Florida Legislature as a way to review, evaluate and make recommendations for change to the state systems addressing mental health and substance use,

Fall 2021 Student Leaders at the College of Social Work

As Florida State University welcomed back students to campus in August, student organizations and their new leaders are faced with the fun challenge of reconnecting with their peers in person. The FSU College of Social Work is excited to profile the amazing students leading the FSU Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) and the FSU Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN) who have dedicated themselves to the busy and ambitious lineup of social, networking and education events for students in the College of Social Work and across campus.

Student Receives Mantra Health 2021 Scholarship for Students of Color

Social work student Merari Flores Saldana was awarded the 2021 Scholarship for Students of Color Pursuing Degrees in Mental Health by Mantra Health, a digital mental health clinic that partners with institutes of higher education. In her second year at Florida State University, Merari will graduate with her Master of Social Work with a clinical focus in spring 2022.