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Improving Public Safety and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $499,985)

This program supports a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in connecting the criminal justice population to community-based health coverage and care, as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide. This initiative aims to increase the percentage of the justice-involved population covered by health insurance, and facilitate the development and testing of a comprehensive continuity of care plan that will accompany each individual receiving healthcare and/or treatment services while under court or correctional supervision.

The recipient will use the grant to support the criminal justice system. The goals of the initiative are to: (1) capitalize on new and existing opportunities to increase health coverage for justice involved populations in states and localities; (2) link those populations to coordinated care, including treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems; (3) leverage the impact of coverage to achieve beneficial outcomes throughout the justice system continuum; and (4) enhance the capacity of states and localities to evaluate and document the implementation of these practices. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2015