On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT, the CSG Justice Center is hosting a webinar to discuss the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) and answer questions about completing proposals, which are due May 17, 2016. The webinar announcement and registration information are available here.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is continuing to support the efforts to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The JMHCP supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.
Law enforcement agencies that partner with a behavioral health provider to implement or expand specialized state or local law enforcement strategies that are tailored to the needs of people with mental disorders will receive priority consideration for funding.
The full BJA grant announcement and application are available at: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/JMHCP16.pdf. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 17, 2016.