Judge Steve Leifman, right, swears-in a defendant during traffic court inside Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building on May 12, 2016 in Miami, Fla. Leifman created the Criminal Mental Health Program about 10 years ago, and the New England Journal of Medicine has held it up as a model for other large cities struggling with the revolving door of mentally ill people cycling through criminal justice systems, which is costly and doesn't prevent crime or rehabilitate the mentally ill. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
Judge Steve Leifman, right, swears-in a defendant during traffic court inside Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building on May 12, 2016 in Miami, Fla. Leifman created the Criminal Mental Health Program about 10 years ago, and the New England Journal of Medicine has held it up as a model for other large cities struggling with the revolving door of mentally ill people cycling through criminal justice systems, which is costly and doesn't prevent crime or rehabilitate the mentally ill. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS) CARL JUSTE TNS
Judge Steve Leifman, right, swears-in a defendant during traffic court inside Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building on May 12, 2016 in Miami, Fla. Leifman created the Criminal Mental Health Program about 10 years ago, and the New England Journal of Medicine has held it up as a model for other large cities struggling with the revolving door of mentally ill people cycling through criminal justice systems, which is costly and doesn't prevent crime or rehabilitate the mentally ill. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS) CARL JUSTE TNS