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Author: Joanna Sandstrom

Joanna Sandstrom Joanna Sandstrom has a BA from Miami University (Ohio) and a JD from American University Washington College of Law. After graduation, she moved to Miami and served as an Assistant State Attorney for exactly 15 years. She is currently enrolled in a master’s program in at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York.

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Intervention: The benefits of stepping in with compassion

October 10, 2019

August 2018, on a late Thursday afternoon, I received a call asking me if I was available to come up and meet with a chief assistant state attorney.  I was an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida, handling mental health cases, so these requests were common.  I