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Gender-Specific Transition Services (GTS)

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

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 Washington Department of Corrections will use their Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) funds ($250,000) to: (a) create a case-management system of transition planning for offenders with serious mental illness or who are chemically dependent; (b) increase the capacity of the community health network to meet the gender-specific needs of female offenders; and (c) better prepare offenders and their families to access community resources. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2010