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Holly HillsWelcome to the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy within the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. We are delighted that you are taking the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Department. The Department is home to an outstanding group of individuals all dedicated to improving behavioral health services in the public sector, particularly for underserved populations and those in the justice system. We share a common mission, set of values, and vision for our future.

The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy has a longstanding commitment to excellence in pursuit of our legislative mission to conduct behavioral health research, and in teaching, training, policy development, and service. In each of these areas we embrace a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach to address the complex issues at the intersection of behavioral health services and the justice system. Our work is accomplished through strategic partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies to help guide research design, implementation, dissemination, and translation to practical solutions.

Please take time to explore our website, projects, and areas of expertise, and feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions about the Department.

Holly Hills, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor

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