Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program TTA Project

In 2004, Congress authorized the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program through the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act. This $50-million grant program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, was created to help states, local government, and tribal organizations improve responses to people with mental illness who are involved with the criminal justice system. The program facilitates collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and mental health and substance use treatment systems to better serve individuals with mental illness and to increase public safety.

Council of State Governments
Resource Type: 
Justice Topic: 
Mental Health