Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $248,536)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) is funded through the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (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 expansion funding through JMHCP.
The New York City Administration for Children's Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with juvenile justice and mental health agencies in New York City and State and the Center for Court Innovation, will use Bureau of Justice Assistance grant funding to create Bronx Futures. This court based
initiative will create a clinical team to work with delinquency judges and other key players in the Bronx to coordinate social service and juvenile justice resources for young people with mental health problems, serving as a resource to all players in the juvenile justice system and helping to create a bridge between the juvenile justice and mental health systems.