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Training and Technical Assistance to JMHCP FY2016 Unfunded Jurisdictions

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,876,046)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program (CBP) supports BJA's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) by seeking a provider to deliver resources and services to unfunded, eligible JMHCP applicants. This program is funded through the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Pub. L. 108-414) and the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 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.

The primary goal of the CBP is to provide comprehensive resources and services to eligible but unfunded JMHCP applicants. By identifying, disseminating, and training on evidenced-based and best practices to reduce contact and to improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals with mental disorders (MDs) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs), this program helps communities who have not yet been successful in obtaining federal funding as well as informs the field at large. Since jurisdictions are implementing a variety of programming throughout the criminal justice system—within police, courts, and corrections—to provide people with MDs and CODs alternative diversion/treatment options, the applicant selected under this competition must have the capacity to develop products and resources that can meet a variety of needs including the behavioral health treatment system. Program applicants must be able to assist individual communities and states in different parts of the justice system. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2016