Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $49,446)
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 Monroe County Board of Commissioners is the fiscal agent for the federal award amount of $49,446 (to augment the local match) for the JMHCP, Category I: Planning. Monroe County Government will partner with River Edge Behavioral Health Center and other community partners. This investment will support strategic, systemic, community-based and collaborative planning to promote early identification and improved delivery of interventions and supports to address the needs of justice-involved persons with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse needs.