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Public Safety Council for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse

Resolution 2016-101 dated October 4, 2016 by the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners created the Public Safety Council for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse, pursuant to the authority and procedures of Section 394.657, Florida Statutes.

Governed by Section 394.657, Florida Statutes.

MEMBERSHIP: 20 members. Only 1 position is expressly for a 1-year term. Remaining positions have no term expiration. Per initial discussion with Chief David E. Curry, it is contemplated that the Chief of Police position will rotate on an annual basis between the cities and the towns.

NOTE: The County Attorney's Office was appointed to monitor the Public Safety Council for Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Committee at the July 12, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting. This committee cannot be sunsetted by County Commission, as this is a state mandated committee.

Meetings are held on call at the County Administration Building B, 1800 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL in Conference Room B1-501.

Members:
  • BRUCE COLTON/ Chris Taylor (19th Judicial Circuit) State Attorney or an Assistant State Attorney designated by the State Attorney
  • DIAMOND LITTY / Alan Hunt (19th Judicial Circuit) Public Defender or an Assistant Public Defender designated by the Public Defender
  • ELIZABETH METZGER/Robert L. Pegg (19th Judicial Circuit) A circuit judge designated by the chief judge of the circuit
  • JOE A. WILD/David Morgan (19th Judicial Circuit) A county court judge designated by the chief judge of the circuit
  • SELBY STRICKLAND (Major – IRC Sherriff) The chief correctional officer
  • DERYL LOAR (IRC Sherriff) The sheriff, if the sheriff is the chief correctional officer, or a person designated by the sheriff
  • DAVID E. CURRY (Chief - Vero Beach Police Dept.) The police chief, or a person designated by the local police chiefs association  
  • MIKE (DERINE) M. DAVIS (Florida Dept. of Corrections – Region 4) The state probation circuit administrator, or a person designated by the state probation circuit administrator
  • THOMAS A. GENUNG (19th Judicial Circuit) The local court administrator, or a person designated by the local court administrator
  • BOB SOLARI (Commissioner – IRC) November 2016 The chairperson of the board of county commissioners, or another county commissioner designated by the chairperson, or, if the planning council is a consortium of counties, a county commissioner or designee from each member county
  • SUZANNE CAUDELL (C.O.R.E.) The director of any county probation or pretrial intervention program, if the county has such a program
  • ROBYN DAPP (Substance Abuse Awareness Center) The director of a local substance abuse treatment program, or a person designated by the director
  • JOHN ROMANO (New Horizons of the Treasure Coast) The director of a community mental health agency, or a person designated by the director
  • ANN BERNER (SEBHN) (Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.) A representative of the substance abuse program office and the mental health program office of the Department of Children and Families, selected by the substance abuse and mental health program supervisor of the district in which the county is located
  • CAROL MARTIN – (Mental Health Association – IRC) A primary consumer of mental health services, selected by the substance abuse and mental health program supervisor of the district in which the primary consumer resides. If multiple counties apply together, a primary consumer may be selected to represent each county
  • KATHY JONES – (Substance Abuse Awareness Center) A primary consumer of substance abuse services, selected by the substance abuse and mental health program supervisor of the district in which the primary consumer resides. If the planning council is a consortium of counties, a primary consumer may be selected to represent each county
  • VALERIE SMITH NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) A family member of a primary consumer of community-based treatment services, selected by the abuse and mental health program supervisor of the district in which the family member resides
  • LOUISE HUBBARD Executive Director (Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, Inc.) A representative from an area homeless program or a supportive housing program
  • DEDILIA FINLAYSON (Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice Circuit 19) The director of the detention facility of the Department of Juvenile Justice, or a person designated by the director
  • WYDEE'A E. WILSON, CPM (Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice Circuit 19) The chief probation officer of the Department of Juvenile Justice, or an employee designated by the chief probation officer

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