On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST, the CSG Justice Center will host a webinar to discuss the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and answer questions about completing proposals, which are due May 17, 2016. The webinar announcement and registration information are available for download here: http://eepurl.com/bWPA7T
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is continuing to support the efforts to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The JMHCP supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.
Law enforcement agencies that partner with a behavioral health provider to implement or expand specialized state or local law enforcement strategies that are tailored to the needs of people with mental disorders will receive priority consideration for funding.
The full grant announcement and application are available for download https://www.bja.gov/Funding/JMHCP16.pdf.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
If you would like more information or would prefer to speak with me on the phone first about how you can help please contact me at Jerry Murphy- Director of Law Enforcement Program here at the Justice Center 917-538-4815.