This guide from the CSG Justice Center is intended to support recipients of Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. It is not meant to serve as a step-by-step blueprint, but rather to foster discussion on best practices, identify considerations for collaborative efforts, and help programs work through key decisions and implementation challenges. The guide is divided into six sections, each with assessment questions, exercises, and discussion prompts. Although the guide was developed as a tool for JMHCP grantees, the exercises and supporting resources may be helpful for other collaborative criminal justice and mental health programs.
This guide is tailored to Category 3 Law Enforcement grantees that are primarily focused on implementing specialized police responses or police-mental health collaboration programs, including (but not limited to) crisis intervention teams and co-responder models. Category 3 grantees that are not implementing a police-mental health collaboration should instead consult the JMHCP Category 3 Implementation guide.
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) continues to support initiatives across…Read More
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program…Read More
After months of delays and negotiations, Congress recently approved a $1.5 trillion…Read More
The Council of State Governments Justice Center applauds members of the U.S.Read More
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center will host a four-session virtual Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the state’s role in supporting local efforts to reduce the number of people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice systemRead More
This week, U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act to Congress.Read More