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Jefferson County Mental Health Court - Enhanced Docket Expansion

Award Information

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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.

The Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville) is the fiscal agent for the $200,000 in federal funds (to supplement local match) for the JMHCP Category 3: Expansion grant program. Louisville will use funding to increase participants (approximately 50 more female clients screened and assessed per year) and will allow the JCMHC-ESD to serve approximately 80-100 clients each year with intensive case management. Funding will be used to enhance services and linkages to participants within the JCMHC-ESD. Services may include providing crisis stabilization, integrated mental health and co-occurring substance abuse treatment, out-patient treatment programs, medicine access, psychiatric rehabilitation, etc. Using about 10% of the federal grant funding, an electronic system to collect data, maintain required and desired project data, and perform an ongoing evaluation of the project will be implemented.


Date Created: September 7, 2010