Treatment Advocacy Center’s Brian Stettin Bids Farewell

Brian Stettin, longtime policy directory of Treatment Advocacy Center, states: " The question lingering in the back of the mind of any advocate is always: Am I making a difference? When the wrong to be righted is deep-seated, complex and decades in the making, there will inevitably be grist for discouragement. But we must never discount the… Continue reading Treatment Advocacy Center’s Brian Stettin Bids Farewell

Shedding Light Podcast

FFIMI Director, Donna Winant, was interviewed by Leonna Abraham Brandao's of Blog Talk Radio/Shedding Light. Leonna's passion is to get people talking and working together to find solutions to social justice issues, including the many that exist in the criminal justice system. Donna shared about FFIMI's mission and goal to be the voice of justice involved… Continue reading Shedding Light Podcast

Important Upcoming Legislation – Why FFIMI Supports It and What Sets it Apart

Massachusetts State Senator Cindy F. Friedman has introduced Bill No. S.1034, which can be viewed at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S1034. Although as many as 20 States have enacted what are known as Guilty But Mentally Ill (GBMI) statutes, the newly proposed Massachusetts bill differs significantly from those other GBMI statutes in a few critical ways. Those differences lead… Continue reading Important Upcoming Legislation – Why FFIMI Supports It and What Sets it Apart

FFIMI Partnership with Mass General Hospital Center of Excellence (COE) for Psychosocial and Systemic Research

FFIMI is Featured in the MGH Center of Excellence Summer Newsletter We are excited to share about an important partnership that has been formed between the MGH COE and FFIMI. They reached out to us to learn about our lived experience and understand our concerns. The result was the formation of The Correctional Psychiatry Working… Continue reading FFIMI Partnership with Mass General Hospital Center of Excellence (COE) for Psychosocial and Systemic Research

Making Prisons More Humane – Boston Globe

Massachusetts needs to find a better way to care for peoplewith mental illness who remain behind bars.By The Editorial Board Updated July 1, 2021, 4:00 a.m Several FFIMI members recently testified at the Commonwealth’s Hearing of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance on Monday June 28th. The hearing lasted for over 5 hours and testimony… Continue reading Making Prisons More Humane – Boston Globe