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Bibb County Adult Mental Health Court Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $198,429)

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 Bibb County Mental Health Court will use funds to enhance the existing mental health court to address gaps in the continuum of care for adults age 18 and over who come in contact with the criminal justice system and who have a mental health or co-occurring disorder. The Mental Health Court will expand in several areas including; overall capacity, collaborative partnerships, family and victim services, and training. The program will serve 75 additional participants in the jurisdiction of Bibb County, Georgia during the two year funding period.


Date Created: September 7, 2010