Mental Health

Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their July Final Friday webinar, “Getting Diversion Right: Linking Treatments and Prosecutors” on Friday, July 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will review prosecutorial diversion, specifically diversion initiatives involving behavioral health.

APA Webinar - Getting Diversion Right: Linking Treatment and Prosecutors

Prosecutorial diversion requires a range of partners, resources, and activities to get it right. This is especially true when the diversion initiative involves behavioral health because the intersection of the legal system and the treatment system is one that can be fraught with complexity and misunderstanding. After all, these are two very different systems with very different purposes and missions, and a sporadic and limited history of working together. Getting it right is not easy but can be done. This webinar will present six considerations essential to doing just that. They are:

FY2017 National TTA Initiative to Improve Police-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders Applicant Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a review of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) solicitation "Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Initiative to Improve Police-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" for potential applicants. 

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 22, 2017. All applicants should register with prior to submitting an application.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has compiled information on a number of resources and initiatives regarding jail diversion programs in its latest issue of the newsletter Practicing Recovery: Recovery-Oriented Practices in Criminal Justice.