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FY2009 JMHCP GranteesTechnical Assistance Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $299,993)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (JMHCP) is funded through the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Public Law 108-414), which was reauthorized in 2008 (Public Law 110-416). The primary purpose of JMHCP is to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for those individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for planning, planning and implementation, or implementation and expansion funding through JMHCP.

The Council of State Government's Justice Center will provide a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance (TTA) services to assist the FY 2009 JMHCP grant recipients. Services will include: targeted technical assistance to grantees, including an initial orientation event, designed to familiarize grantees with Justice Center materials and resources and to introduce grantees to both each other and previous grantees; regular distance learning opportunities for grantees including webinars on topics identified by grantees as being of greatest utility to them and topics popular among previous cohorts; and ongoing coordination with BJA and federal partners to provide updates on grantee progress and successes.


Date Created: September 22, 2009