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Project CALM

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $152,500)

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 Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and its partners will use the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant funds ($152,500) to provide services to persons with mental illness who are homeless, chronic offenders of the law, and need mental health services regularly. The goal of this project is to lower incarceration and recidivism rates among the mentally ill in Yellowstone County. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2010