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FY22-23 State of Texas Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Formula)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $21,246,509)

In accordance with the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act established by S. 2938, the Public Safety Office (PSO) of the Texas Office of the Governor will utilize Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) funds to further its mission of administering needed resources to those who are committed to interpersonal violence intervention, crisis intervention, and those who provide essential crisis and support services to at-risk populations within our communities. Through this mission, PSO will bolster programs that utilize evidence-based approaches to expand mental health services and address behavioral health system and service gaps, especially within the most rural communities, to help make the state a safer place for all Texans. The State of Texas' Byrne SCIP funds will be directed towards the following funding priorities:

Interpersonal violence prevention and intervention programs.

         State Priority Areas include:

Domestic violence courts that hold individuals accountable (pre- and/or post-adjudication) and domestic violence high-risk teams.
Training for investigators, prosecutors, and judges on the dynamics of interpersonal violence.
The enhancement of current domestic violence protection order infrastructure.


Crisis intervention programs including crisis screening.

        State Priority Areas include:

Crisis screening response services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or psychiatric episode.
Community-based crisis facilities that offer assessment, support, and services to individuals with behavioral health needs to reduce emergency room or jail utilization.
Specialized services for youth with trauma and serious mental illness and their families.
Expansion of mental health services to include mobile crisis outreach teams, crisis facilities, specialized counseling approaches, and peer support specialists.


Violent crime prevention and intervention programs including those with a focus on youth and gang-related violence.

        State Priority Areas include:

Community treatment, resources, and violence intervention programs involving a multidisciplinary approach to provide a person-centered, coordinated care response.
Specialized training for law enforcement and other professionals that respond to high-risk situations.
Violence prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth.

Date Created: February 13, 2023