In this webinar, hosted by the Council for State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the CSG Justice Center will explain the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) solicitation and its application process. JMHCP seeks to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, 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. This solicitation specifically seeks to increase early identification and front-end diversion of people with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders identified at early intercept points within the justice system. This program seeks to increase the number of justice, mental health, and community partnerships; increase evidence-based practices and treatment responses to people with behavioral health disorders in the justice system; and increase the collection of health and justice data to accurately respond to the prevalence of justice-involved people with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.
View the JMHCP solicitation.