Florida Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys wins Motion to Reopen before Board of Immigration Appeals

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Blog of Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys

Blog of Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) grants Motion after filing by Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys to give an opportunity to present the case

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It would have really been unfair to deprive S.O. of the opportunity to present his case. The Immigration Judge did not have those documents … but fortunately the BIA reviewed the situation”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law firm of Cuprys and Associates announced today that immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys won a Motion to Reopen before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

The client, S.O., had sought relief from removal (deportation), but the Immigration Judge in the initial proceeding found that the basic evidence in support was missing. At the time, S.O. did not have proof that he had filed a motion for relief because he had not yet received the USCIS receipt notice for the petition he had filed. S.O. appealed, but the BIA dismissed the appeal in July 2018. Attorney Cuprys filed a Motion to Reopen in September 2018 and attached additional evidence that S.O. had filed a petition for relief with USCIS.

The BIA found that S.O. did receive proper notice of his immigration hearings, and thus rejects the arguments under Pereira v. Sessions, 138 S.Ct. 2105 (2018). However, with the Motion to Reopen, attorney Magdalena Cuprys provided evidence that S.O. had established a prima facie case under the self-petitioning provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The BIA thus finds that that S.O. should be given an opportunity to pursue his request for relief from removal.

Ms. Cuprys expressed her satisfaction with the BIA decision. “It would have really been unfair to deprive S.O. of the opportunity to present his case. The Immigration Judge did not have those documents at the merits hearing, but fortunately the BIA reviewed the situation and granted the Motion to Reopen the matter.”

The underlying case is “In re S… O…, #200-193-099 (Board of Immigration Appeals, Falls Church, Virginia).

About Magdalena Ewa Cuprys

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs.

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Event: The Genocide Convention at 70: Where the Promise to “Prevent & Punish” Goes Ignored – TGTE

LONDON , UK, December 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When: Monday, December 10th.
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: UK Parliament: Westminster Parliament Main Building:Committee Room 10.

SPEAKERS:

Mr.Peter Haynes, QC -Peter Haynes QC is a British barrister with more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international criminal courts. He currently acts as the Lead Counsel for Jean Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is the Lead Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). He is one of the very few practitioners who have led cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (where he appeared for the defence of General Vinko Pandurevic in relation to the Srebrenica massacre), the ICC and the STL. He has appeared in cases involving genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and international terrorism. He has been responsible for development of the jurisprudence, practice and procedure of the representation of victims in international / hybrid courts. Peter regularly lectures on the functioning of international criminal courts and, in particular, victim representation.

Mr. Richard Rogers- Sri Lanka Monitoring & Accountability Panel (MAP); held senior position in UN and OSCE and is currently assisting several victim groups before the International Criminal Court; Founding Partner of Global Diligence LLP.

Mr. Alex Prezanti – Partner at Global Diligence, – has a decade of international criminal law and human rights experience. He advises civil society and represents victims of international crimes in Ukraine, Cambodia, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India. He took part in the first trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) and currently represents an accused charged with genocide at the KRT.

Mr. Visuvanathan Rudirakumaran, Prime Minister, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)will join via Skype from New York

Second Panel:

Mr.MCM IQPAL: Former Secretary – Sri Lanka Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Disappearance of Persons in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Sutha Nadarajah MA, PhD (London) -Department of Politics and International Studies Co-convenor – MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice.

Ms. Shivani Jegarajah- Human Right Barrister: Called to the UK Bar in 1993, Shivani has been providing cutting edge advice and legal representation to clients in her specialist field of immigration and related human rights ever since.

Ms. Kim Renfrew – Human Right Lawyer

Dr. Paramalingam – Param Solicitors

Mr Arun Gananathan Human Right Barrister

1Ms Ambihai Seevaratnam – ICPPG Director

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Manivannan Pathmanabhan – TGTE Minister for Human Rights and Action against mass atrocities and Genocide.

As UN commemorate 70 years of World Genocide Commemoration Day on 9th December and Human Rights Day on the 10th of December. Tamil Victims of Genocide and Human Rights violations still waiting for Justice and Accountability.

TGTE is campaigning to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or setting up an International Criminal Tribunal on Sri Lanka and urging members of UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) to take steps to ensure that Sri Lanka meaningfully fulfils the commitments it made in cosponsoring UNHRC Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1.

Critical parts of the Resolution, especially about establishing a judicial mechanism with the participation of foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators is ignored by Sri Lanka while Senior officers in the Sri Lankan security forces who are credibly accused of committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity have been promoted and sent overseas as senior diplomats, with one even made a Cabinet Minister in the current government.

To bring justice to the victims and their loved ones, the TGTE is launching human rights initiatives, including a campaign to “Recognise Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka” and a website entitled “Genocide in Sri Lanka” with the pictures of the victims and a petition campaign involving global NGOs, other collective entities and people.

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO

Contact: Phone: +44-7869-133-073, Email: manip30@gmail.com

ABOUT TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world. TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE twice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two champers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and Senate and a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize Tamils’ political aspirations through peaceful, democratic and diplomatic means. The Constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO

For information contact: pmo@tgte.org

BACKGROUND:

Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

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International Dignitaries Joining TGTE to Commemorate Genocide & Human Rights Day Event in UK Parliament

TGTE TV will Live Broadcast this event

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Several international dignitaries are joining Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) to commemorate 70 years of World Genocide day and Human Rights Day in London on December 10th, Monday at 6:00 pm.

When: Monday, December 10th.

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: UK Parliament: Westminster Parliament Main Building:Committee Room 10.

What: To commemorate 70 years of World Genocide day and Human Rights Day.

Contact: Phone: +44-7869-133-073, Email: manip30@gmail.com

Note: TGTE TV will Live Broadcast this event

Mr Visuvanathan Rudirakumaran, Prime Minister, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)will join via Skype from New York.

SPEAKERS:

1) Mr.Peter Haynes, QC -Peter Haynes QC is a British barrister with more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international criminal courts. He currently acts as the Lead Counsel for Jean Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is the Lead Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). He is one of the very few practitioners who have led cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (where he appeared for the defence of General Vinko Pandurevic in relation to the Srebrenica massacre), the ICC and the STL. He has appeared in cases involving genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and international terrorism. He has been responsible for development of the jurisprudence, practice and procedure of the representation of victims in international / hybrid courts. Peter regularly lectures on the functioning of international criminal courts and, in particular, victim representation.

2) Mr. Richard Rogers- Sri Lanka Monitoring & Accountability Panel (MAP); held senior position in UN and OSCE and is currently assisting several victim groups before the International Criminal Court; Founding Partner of Global Diligence LLP.

3) Mr.MCM IQPAL: Former Secretary – Sri Lanka Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Disappearance of Persons in Sri Lanka.

4) Mr. Alex Prezanti – Partner at Global Diligence, – has a decade of international criminal law and human rights experience. He advises civil society and represents victims of international crimes in Ukraine, Cambodia, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India. He took part in the first trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) and currently represents an accused charged with genocide at the KRT.

5) Dr. Sutha Nadarajah MA, PhD (London) -Department of Politics and International Studies Co-convenor – MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice.

6) Ms. Shivani Jegarajah- Human Right Barrister: Called to the UK Bar in 1993, Shivani has been providing cutting edge advice and legal representation to clients in her specialist field of immigration and related human rights ever since.

7) Ms. Kim Renfrew – Human Right Lawyer

8) Dr. Paramalingam – Param Solicitors

9) Mr Arun Gananathan Human Right Barrister

10) Ms Ambihai Seevaratnam – ICPPG Director

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Manivannan Pathmanabhan – TGTE Minister for Human Rights and Action against mass atrocities and Genocide.

As UN commemorate 70 years of World Genocide Commemoration Day on 9th December and Human Rights Day on the 10th of December. Tamil Victims of Genocide and Human Rights violations still waiting for Justice and Accountability.

TGTE is campaigning to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or setting up an International Criminal Tribunal on Sri Lanka and urging members of UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) to take steps to ensure that Sri Lanka meaningfully fulfils the commitments it made in cosponsoring UNHRC Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1.

Critical parts of the Resolution, especially about establishing a judicial mechanism with the participation of foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators is ignored by Sri Lanka while Senior officers in the Sri Lankan security forces who are credibly accused of committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity have been promoted and sent overseas as senior diplomats, with one even made a Cabinet Minister in the current government.

To bring justice to the victims and their loved ones, the TGTE is launching human rights initiatives, including a campaign to “Recognise Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka” and a website entitled “Genocide in Sri Lanka” with the pictures of the victims and a petition campaign involving global NGOs, other collective entities and people.

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO

Contact: Phone: +44-7869-133-073, Email: manip30@gmail.com

ABOUT TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world. TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE twice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two champers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and Senate and a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize Tamils’ political aspirations through peaceful, democratic and diplomatic means. The Constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO

For information contact: pmo@tgte.org

BACKGROUND:

Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam
TGTE
+44 7869 133073
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Urgent Information for Mobile Home Park Survivors of the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fires

GSMOL Disaster Relief Fund: Apply or Donate

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — December 2018 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

With 33 mobile home parks in the Paradise area burned down, there are hundreds of displaced survivors. The Woolsey fire also left many mobile home owners homeless. The Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League (GSMOL) has determined that it is important these survivors know:

• They are entitled to reimbursement of their space rent for the month of November (minus the first 8 days) from their park owners.

• FEMA can provide funds to help buy another mobile home owners MUST REGISTER with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362

• FEMA will provide funds for essential household furnishings lost in the fire

• FEMA will provide emergency shelter at hotels registered on their list for up to 14 days, and in extraordinary situations, up to 18 months

• If park owners decide to convert the park, they must provide survivors with compensation to assist in relocation.

• GSMOL members may apply for up to $200 from the Disaster Relief Fund (contact me for guidelines and an application or, MAKE A DONATION to the fund at https://www.gsmol.org/supporting-gsmol/ )

GSMOL encourages all those living in mobile home parks to prepare their parks for an emergency by ensuring the following:

• The park owner has an emergency exit plan for their park on file with the California Department of Housing and Community Services (HCD) and that is posted in common areas for all residents to see (mandated by Health & Safety regulation)

• Make sure that all emergency exits are unobstructed at all times

• Develop an emergency action plan for your park (GSMOL can provide guidelines for an effective plan)

• Make sure all residents are aware of the plan

• Submit a list of disabled residents that may need assistance in the event of an emergency to your local fire authority

• Maintain a fire-proof container that includes all important documents that can be carried out (moved) during an emergency

Michelle Smith, President,
Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League, Inc.
msmith@gsmol.org www.gsmol.org

Michelle Smith
Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League, Inc.
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Merck Foundation CEO together with The First Lady of Central African Republic meets 100 infertile women

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother and Dr Pierre Somse ,Minister of Health and Population C.A.R. addressing the group of infertile women

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother and Dr Pierre Somse ,Minister of Health and Population C.A.R. addressing the group of infertile women

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother during their special meting with more than 100 infertile women

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merck Foundation CEO, Dr. Rasha Kelej together with H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic – C.A.R. & Merck more than a Mother Ambassador, conducted a special meeting with more than 100 infertile women who have been enrolled in the “Empowering Berna” to establish small businesses for them.

“Empowering Berna” is special project part of Merck more than a Mother campaign initiated by Merck Foundation for underprivileged infertile women who can no longer be treated, to establish small businesses and train them to be able to generate steady monthly income.

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic & Merck more than a Mother Ambassador emphasized “It is great initiative by Merck Foundation to empower our women by improving their access to information, knowledge and through capacity building to start their own business. Thus, they will be independent and lead a respectable life. This way they can comprehend their rights, roles and responsibilities and be more than mothers.”

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President Merck More than A Mother emphasized, “It is very important to empower infertile women by providing treatment so they can bear children as part of their human rights. But for those who cannot be treated anymore, our initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ will help to train them to establish their own small business so that they can be independent and re-build their own lives. We truly believe that a woman is a lot more than just a mother. We should also encourage men to speak up about their infertility and support their wives. We will also help young couple to find proper access to fertility care by providing training to fertility specialists as we did for oncologists and diabetes specialists. Our vision is to establish a strong platform of health specialists in the country and the rest of Africa”.

Merck Foundation also underscored their commitment to build healthcare capacity in the country. During the committee meeting, many new programs were finalized and launched in partnership with the Ministry of Health of C.A.R.

Merck foundation acknowledged and awarded the First Lady of Central African Republic for her efforts as “Merck more than a Mother” Ambassador in Central African Republic.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President Merck More than A Mother, together with H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic & Merck more than a Mother Ambassador pledged to support more childless women through Merck more than a Mother campaign. In partnership with the First Lady and ministry of health, Merck foundation will also provide clinical training on fertility specialty to improve access to quality and equitable fertility care in the country.

Merck Foundation has discussed with the H.E. President of Central African Republic, H.E. FAUSTIN-ARCHANGE TOUADÉRA, their long term partnership to build healthcare capacity in the country which he strongly endorsed and supported.

Merck Foundation also approved a list of candidates to be enrolled in their one and two year oncology fellowship program as a contribution to improve cancer care in the country. Moreover, they will also provide on-line diabetes diplomas in French for Doctors from C.A.R as well as cardiovascular preventive medicines fellowship in Asia.

About Merck Oncology Fellowship Program

The Merck Oncology Fellowship Program, a key initiative of Merck Cancer Access Program, focuses on building additional capacity through medical education and training.

The lack of financial means is not the only challenge in Africa and developing countries, but a scarcity of trained health care personnel capable to tackle the prevention, early diagnosis and management of cancer at all levels of the health care systems is even a bigger challenge.

Merck Oncology Fellowship Program focuses on building professional cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa and Developing countries. The program provides One-year fellowship program at Tata Memorial Centre – India, One and half-years Oncology Fellowship programs at University of Malaya – Malaysia, Two years Oncology Fellowship Program at University of Nairobi – Kenya and Two years Master degree in Medical Oncology at Cairo University – Egypt, in partnership with African Ministries of Health, Local Governments and Academia.

Launched in 2016, over 43 candidates from more than 21 African countries have rolled in the Merck Oncology Fellowship Program. The program will continue to build cancer care capability in African countries such as Botswana, Cameroon, CAR, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

About ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign;

In many cultures, childless women suffer discrimination, stigma, and ostracism. Their inability to have children results in great isolation, disinheritance, and assaults. “Merck More Than a Mother” empowers such women through the access to information, health, change of mindsets and economic empowerment.

As part of this Campaign, we started “Empowering Berna” project in Africa to help childless and infertile women starting their own business and thus achieve financial independence and become stronger and happier. The project has benefited more than 1,000 women across the continent.

Also, part of the campaign is our Merck Embryology & Fertility Training Program, a three-month hands-on practical course to establish the platform of fertility specialists across Africa and Asia.

Merck Foundation provided for more than 84 candidates, three months to six months clinical and practical training for fertility specialists and embryologists in more than 29 countries across Africa and Asia such as: Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire , Ghana, Ethiopia , Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania , Zambia , Nigeria, Benin, Mali, Burkina Fuso, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameron, Rwanda, Botswana, DR Congo , Congo Brazzaville, Gambia , Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Merck Foundation is making history in many African countries where they never had fertility specialists or specialized fertility clinics before ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ intervention, to train the first fertility specialists such as; in Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, Niger, Chad, and Guinea.

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Mental Health Watchdog Helps Hundreds in Fight for Human Rights

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

CCHR has helped more than 900 men, women and children who were being unjustly held under the mental health law in a campaign to protect human rights.

Too often people who seek help are instead taken into custody and held against their will for involuntary psychiatric examination.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has helped more than 900 men, women and children who were being unjustly held under the mental health law.

Known as the Baker Act, the mental health law in Florida allows for individuals to be sent against their will for involuntary examination and held for up to 72 hours. While efforts have been made to protect the rights of individuals over the years, the fact remains that the number of people being sent for involuntary psychiatric examination continues to climb and a significant percentage of them do not meet the legal criteria to be taken into custody.

“We receive over 140 calls every month on Baker Acts and way to often what is reported to us indicates that the criteria for an involuntary psychiatric examination was never met,” said the president of CCHR Florida, Diane Stein. “In fact, an analysis of 100 calls we received involving children revealed that around 70% did not meet the criteria for a Baker Act.”

For many years law enforcement, schools and the media have reported the overuse and misuse of the Baker Act and while there have been some legislative amendments enacted to better protect children, the changes that have been made are not adequate. [2]

According to the Baker Act Reporting Center, in the 16 years from 2001 to 2017, involuntary psychiatric examinations more than doubled and in order to help address this situation, and violations of rights under the mental health law, the Florida chapter of CCHR operates a Psychiatric Abuse Hotline so that individuals who need help have someone they can call. [1]

In addition to the hotline, CCHR also works with the victims of Baker Act abuse to file complaints with the applicable agencies and officials to ensure that these abuses are investigated and those responsible are held accountable. Just since 2015, CCHR has filed over 700 complaints concerning abuse within the Florida mental health system that have resulted in multiple investigations and sanctions against offending psychiatrists and facilities.

“Too often people who seek help are instead taken into custody and held against their will for involuntary psychiatric examination. CCHR is here to expose this abuse, help those who have been unjustly incarcerated and ultimately change the mental health law to protect people from rights violations,” said Diane Stein.

About CCHR: CCHR has produced seven award-winning documentaries, with 7 million DVDs in 18 languages reaching 120 million people exposing drugging in the military, the irreparable harm of electric shock and the labeling and drugging of children. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

SOURCES:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-ucf-mental-health-finals-20151204-story.html ; http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-florida-legislature-should-reform-baker-act/2236045 ; http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article1940689.html ; http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article1940689.html ; http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2015-11-06/story/floridas-baker-act-overused-inefficient-and-inadequate

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Over 6,000 People Tour Museum Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

The museum presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry across fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights.

The museum presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry across fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum located Clearwater is part of an ongoing effort to educate individuals on human rights violations.

Students from nursing schools and technical colleges come to the museum to go through the self-guided tour as part of their clinical days and find the experience to be informative and eye opening.”

— CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — More than 6,000 people have toured the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum located in the headquarters for the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), as part of an ongoing effort to educate Floridians on human rights violations in the field of mental health.

CCHR, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, opened the museum located in downtown Clearwater, Florida during the summer of 2015 for the purpose of educating individuals on the history of psychiatry as well as their rights under the mental health law.

Consisting of 14 audiovisual displays revealing the hard facts about psychiatric abuses, the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum uses interviews on the mental health industry from more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators and survivors to expose the multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry.

Of the more than 6,000 people that have toured the museum are psychiatric nursing students brought in by their professors to learn the truth about psychiatry. Students from nursing schools and technical colleges from across the state come to the museum to go through the 2-hour self-guided tour as part of their clinical days and find the experience to be informative and eye opening.

In addition to the museum, CCHR holds weekly seminars and workshops delivered by attorneys, healthcare professionals and educators on the mental health law, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs and alternative solutions for children who have been labeled with “learning disorders”.

The museum is open daily from 10am until 10pm and events are held weekly and monthly. Both are open to the general public and free of charge. For more information please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/

About CCHR: CCHR has produced seven award-winning documentaries, with 7 million DVDs in 18 languages reaching 120 million people exposing drugging in the military, the irreparable harm of electric shock and the labeling and drugging of children. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon

The law offices of Lerner and Rowe, P.C. are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is more than happy to be able to sponsor this year's Ed Doherty Award Luncheon and give back to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. School sports do far more than”

— Kevin Rowe

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law offices of Lerner and Rowe, P.C. are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon presented by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. This award luncheon takes place on Saturday, December 8th, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch from noon – 2 pm.

The Ed Doherty Award is the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor. This award recognizes the player that best showcases their pursuit of excellence with integrity. The winner of the Ed Doherty Award demonstrates great ability combined with hard work, diligence and perseverance.

This award recognizes the well rounded accomplishments of the players, including their community involvement, academic performance and school spirit. This year, a total of 51 nominees are in the running for the Ed Doherty Award. The award will go to the state’s most outstanding high school football player as chosen by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.

The Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation will be providing a $7,500 cash donation to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. Lerner & Rowe will also be the presenting sponsor of the pre-luncheon reception. Lastly,the Lerner & Rowe Foundation will sponsor lunches for all Ed Doherty Award nominees, as well.

“Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is more than happy to be able to sponsor this year's Ed Doherty Award Luncheon and give back to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. School sports do far more than simply provide physical activity. They teach players important life skills, like leadership and teamwork, that will benefit them as they make their way in the world. The future lies with our children and we gladly support the education our teachers and coaches provide,” said Kevin Rowe, founder of Lerner and Rowe’s Personal Injury Attorneys.

This year’s event will mark the 32nd year of the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is proud to once again sponsor this annual event.

More about Lerner and Rowe

For more information about Lerner and Rowe’s personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900 or visit lernerandrowe.com. To learn more about the criminal defense and bankruptcy legal services offered by their partner law firm Lerner and Rowe Law Group, visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. Looking for help filing for social security benefits? You can reach the law firm’s other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with Lerner and Rowe on social media, follow the law firm on Twitter or Facebook. Also, remember to visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services, sponsorships, and events that the team at Lerner and Rowe support.

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Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe, P.C.
(602)977-1900
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Thomas Gaiter Foundation Announces Release of Data Underscoring Better Birth Outcomes for Strong Start Birth Centers

Improved outcomes observed among Birth Center participants may offer health benefits & cost savings that are realized long past the infant's first year of life.

Strong Start birth center outcomes demonstrate that this model of holistic prenatal care can address economic and social challenges and reduce rates of preterm and low birth weight.”

— Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM Strong Start Project Director

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC, November 26, 2018: The Thomas Gaiter Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and health of all through financial assistance, support, and insight, this week announced Strong Start for Mothers and Newborn data have been officially released to the public.

On February 8, 2012, the then Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, announced the launched Strong Start, a new initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)to study innovative prenatal care models to reduce preterm birth and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. An evaluation of the full performance of the 27 Strong Start program awardees (2013-2017) was released on November 9, 2018. The report details outcomes of the programs' goals to improve quality of care, reduce rates of preterm births and low birth weight infants, and reduce the cost to Medicaid during pregnancy, birth, and the infant's first year of life.

"The Strong Start evaluation report shows that when women in birth center care are matched to women with similar medical risk profiles, preterm birth, low birth weight births, and unnecessary cesareans are all significantly reduced by birth center care," said Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM, Strong Start Project Director at American Association of Birth Centers (AABC). "Strong Start birth center outcomes demonstrate that this model of holistic prenatal care can address economic and social challenges and reduce rates of preterm and low birth weight."

The three models examined were distributed across the nation, including Maternity Care Homes, 26,007 enrollees, Group Prenatal Care, 10,508 enrollees, and freestanding midwifery model Birth Centers, 8,806 enrollees.

The report found that women who received prenatal care in Strong Start Birth Centers had better birth outcomes and lower costs relative to similar Medicaid beneficiaries not enrolled in Strong Start. Particularly, rates of preterm births, low birth weight infants, and cesarean sections were lower among Birth Center participants. Additionally, maternity costs were reduced by more than $2,000 per mother-infant pair during birth and the following year.

“For all Medicaid programs seeking to improve health outcomes of their covered populations, our findings have uncovered the importance and success of utilizing birth centers today,” said Thomas Gaiter, MD. “We hope all agencies and providers take these important findings to heart, curating a better healthcare plan in the future.”

The Thomas Gaiter Foundation strongly supports the positive results as reported by the CMS/CMMI.
Since the focus of the foundation is education and health, the new government report will certainly impact the health and well-being of mothers and infants as identified by the Strong Start Project.

For more information, visit: https://www.thomasgaiterfoundation.org.

Thomas Gaiter
Thomas Gaiter Foundation
+1 202-580-6526
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NFL KNEELING: A LONG-TERM SOLUTION Worth Considering — Even When NFL Protests Are No Longer Making Headlines

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Pro History 360: Solution designed to address what the NFL players have been protesting

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Pro History 360 — NFL players who have read the proposal love it!!!

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Pro History 360 — A Grand Vision for America

A powerful community-wide SOLUTION to a seemingly intractable issue…that connects the ups & downs of American history to the more hopeful future we all desire

This comprehensive, ever-expanding project is a gateway to the solution…designed to address the needs of the NFL players, the NFL team owners, the advertisers, the fans and community leaders.”

— Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, NY, US, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For every protest there is a SOLUTION. And Dr. Joel Freeman has designed a solution to address the concerns of the NFL players, team owners, advertisers and the fans.

Imagine students (K-12) within a 30-mile radius of every NFL arena being positively impacted EVERY YEAR by Pro History 360 – along with the involvement of local police and NFL players.

A GRAND VISION FOR AMERICA.. Comprehensive. Long-Term. Sustainable. Ever-Expanding. Transformational. Hopeful. Educational. Solutional.

ACTION: Contact Dr. Freeman and ask for a copy of his proposal for the NFL. He is wide open to talk once you have read his 15-page proposal (available upon request).

Well over 150 years ago Frederick Douglass stated: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will….If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

For the last four centuries our country has struggled with powerful issues surrounding race relations. And now those issues have spilled over into our NFL stadiums.

Joel Freeman served for 20 seasons in player development as the mentor/chaplain for the NBA Washington Bullets (now the Wizards). He also owns a comprehensive Black History collection.

As a result of talking with many people on all sides of the issues, Joel Freeman has developed a comprehensive proposal for addressing the peaceful protest many NFL players have expressed by kneeling during the National Anthem.

So, what is Pro History 360? — www.ProHistory360.com

It’s a sustainable, long-term, ever-expanding and transformational project that provides a 360 degree perspective on race relations in America — through the gateway of culture, history and meaningful conversations.

Think of Dr. Freeman's proposed solution as a GATEWAY to more problem-solving layers — even when kneeling in the NFL no longer seems to be grabbing the headlines. A solution worth considering.

ACTION: If you are an NFL player (current or retired), if you own or work for an NFL team franchise, or someone who is interested in this issue…contact Dr. Freeman today at 410-991-9718.

Upon your request, Joel will email you a free comprehensive solution that provides a common-sense, well-designed, sustainable and ever-expanding pathway for the NFL owners & players to lead in this important issue.

CLICK — http://www.ProHistory360.com

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Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
Freeman Institute
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NFL KNEELING: A Solution Worth Considering — Pro History 360


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