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More Than $44 Million Awarded to Support Behavioral Health-Driven Approaches to Community Crises

The Office of Justice Programs announced more than $44 million in grant awards to help communities address crises involving homelessness, mental health and substance use disorders, and other public health and public safety emergencies.

“The burden of responding to community crises has always rested heavily on the shoulders of law enforcement professionals, but many of these emergencies—whether they are related to substance use or a mental health crisis—demand the attention of trained behavioral health specialists,” said Karhlton F. Moore, Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Included among the awards announced are the following from BJA:

Read the press release to learn more about the awards.

Date Published: October 19, 2022