The U.S. House of Representatives allotted $13 million for the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment Crime and Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) within the larger $51.4 billion FY2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill it passed June 3.
Mental Health Announcements
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is now accepting applications from states interested in establishing certified community behavioral health clinics; creating prospective payment systems; and preparing an application to participate in a two-year demonstration program.
Last week, the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Foundation, along with a number of diverse partner organizations, launched Stepping Up, a national initiative to safely reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. We are asking you to join us.
This webinar series will address the complex needs of rural community behavioral health, and provide resources and training on how to create and sustain services and support that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues.
The strategic plan outlines the agency’s research priorities for the next 5 years.
The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the colocation of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based behavioral health settings.
Hosted by the National Association of Counsel for Children, this conference will feature and discuss tools for more effective practice in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law.
The International Association for Youth Mental Health’s third international conference, “Transformations: Next Generation Youth Mental Health,” will feature new and emerging developments aimed at making a global impact on the youth mental health field.
This webinar will discuss how behavioral health is a frequently unaddressed issue in racial and ethnic minority communities, and will provide an overview of approaches to address disparities in the use of mental health services.
This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage.