The Honorable Judge Leifman Awarded for his Contributions Toward Rehabilitation and Recovery

Posted: November 28, 2012

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its Annual National Awards Dinner in New York City on October 26.

The Honorable Judge Steven Leifman, Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division, was one of two individuals to have been selected to be honored with the fifth annual Productive Lives Awards for extraordinary contributions toward therapy and recovery from mental illness.

Judge Leifman has served as Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida since 2007. As chair of the Court’s Mental Health Subcommittee, he led the examination of Florida’s approach to criminal justice and mental health to transform Florida’s Mental Health System.

Watch Judge Leifman's inspirational acceptance speech from the 2012 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation National Awards Dinner:

Learn more about the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and Productive Lives Awardwinners in this press release