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KCDA and EAC Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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.

Kings County District Attorney's (KCDA) Treatment Alternatives for the Dually Diagnosed (TADD) is part their nationally recognized model, Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison (DTAP). DTAP/TADD serves primarily male, single, persons of color, with limited educational and social resources who have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and are involved in the criminal justice system.

KCDA's proposed expansion will serve 120 individuals with co-occurring disorders and will improve the current functioning of the program by adding another court-based screening and assessment team to identify and screen eligible defendants and provide case management services to support increased enrollment. The expansion need is substantiated by court administrative and clinical treatment data.


Date Created: September 2, 2010