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UAB works with JeffCo on alternatives to jail for mentally ill The rising number of incarcerated offenders who are mentally ill prompted Jefferson County to reinstitute its Mental Health Court, administered by UAB’s TASC program, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities.
Additionally, a federal grant will enhance services for offenders who have mental health and substance abuse conditions — approximately 8 percent of the local jail population. They pose unique challenges to the criminal justice, mental health and substance abuse treatment systems.

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Charles Nooney

Channeling curiosity Keeping up with the latest trends in the highly competitive media industry is a matter of survival for Charles Nooney. The 1980 UAB graduate has been an executive at cable TV and interactive media companies; now he leads a San Francisco firm that is bringing live and on-demand TV and video to a wide range of Internet-enabled electronic devices. Nooney describes his progress from telemarketer to CEO, and the value of a liberal arts education, in this feature from UAB Magazine.

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