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FY 2020 Collaborative Mental Health and Anti-Recidivism Initiative

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This grant initiative seeks to enhance services for individuals with serious mental illness in prisons by developing a pilot program that will establish a comprehensive service delivery plan focusing on the therapeutic, educational, vocational, cognitive-behavioral, and other mental health treatment needs of prison inmates from intake or arrest through their probationary or parole periods.

Under this initiative, BJA will select one application to establish a statewide pilot program that partners with the appropriate agencies within the state, such as the Department of Mental Health/Behavioral Health and Department of Corrections, to establish a collaborative prison anti-recidivism effort to provide comprehensive care before, during, and after incarceration for persons with serious mental illness, with a goal of reducing recidivism.

Please note that BJA has available funding for mental health collaboration programs through BJA’s Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). The funding opportunity as described in this solicitation is a different funding opportunity from JMHCP and specifically emphasizes state-led efforts to reduce recidivism.


Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $896,859

Date Created: March 23, 2020