Baker Act

 

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced his plan for responding to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It includes $50 million in additional funding to expand mental health services for children and youth. The move comes as lawmakers consider the recommendations of a panel they created last year to study the statewide rise in minors being involuntarily examined under the Baker Act.

Florida Channel

A group of law enforcement officials from across the state is looking into putting prevention methods in place to avoid another mass school shooting.

Florida judges can’t use videoconferencing to involuntarily commit the mentally ill, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Attorneys defending the use of video conferencing for mental competency hearings aren’t scoring points with at least one member of the Florida Supreme Court.