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Task Force Report

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The 1999 Legislature created the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse to study the management, operation, and effectiveness of the existing mental health and substance abuse system in Florida, and to develop recommendations for strengthening the system. The Commission in turn established four workgroups to conduct more in depth examinations of particular issues than it was possible for the entire Commission to do. This serves as the Executive Summary of the report of the Children's Workgroup.