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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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Full Moon

Local favorite one of four restaurants coming to new student center The first on-campus location for Alabama’s Full Moon Bar-B-Que will join other top local and national restaurant chains in the $48 million student center now under construction at UAB. Scheduled to open in fall 2015, the facility will bring world-class facilities and services to current students and attract potential students, says UAB Provost Linda Lucas. The facility’s dining space is now at 100 percent capacity with commitments from Panera Bread, Starbucks and Mein Bowl.

Watch student reactions to the new restaurants in this video.