Learn about Applying for BJA Funding under the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center for the webinar “Responding to the 2018 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program” on Tuesday, May 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the grant application process for the fiscal year 2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which supports law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies in partnering with mental health agencies to reduce crime and recidivism associated with people with mental illnesses.

Awards under this grant program will range from $100,000 to $750,000 over a 12- to 36- month project period, and are available to states, units of local government, federally recognized American Indian tribal governments, and state-county authorized mental health authorities. The three grant categories are:

  • 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.

Webinar panelists will include:

  • 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.

Learn more and register for the webinar today.

View this webinar on the TTA Catalog.