In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center will review the fiscal year 2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant application process. This grant program provides awards ranging between $100,000 and $750,000 for a 12- to 36-month project period to states, units of local government, federally recognized American Indian tribal governments, and state-county authorized mental health authorities. There are three grant categories:
- Category 1: Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses in Jails;
- Category 2: Strategic Planning for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Collaboration; and
- Category 3: Implementation and Expansion.
- Maria Fryer, Policy Advisor for Substance Abuse and Mental Health, BJA;
- NiKisha Love, Policy Advisor for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, BJA;
- Nicola Smith-Kea, Project Manager, Law Enforcement Portfolio, CSG Justice Center; and
- Sarah Wurzburg, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center.