CSAC Bulletin Article

Justice, Mental Health Collaboration Grant Announcement

January 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking grant applications for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP supports inventive cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to jointly plan and implement criminal justice and mental health strategies.

Counties of all sizes are encouraged to apply, although priority consideration will be given to:

• Large urban counties seeking to implement universal screening and assessment of all people booked into the jail for mental health disorders, risk, and need using an appropriate validated risk assessment tool to inform pretrial decision making.

• Rural counties in partnership with neighboring counties to ensure that all people booked into jail are screened for risk and need and that the information gathered will be used to inform pretrial decision making.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 4th. For more details please click here.

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