Excerpt from the Consensus Project’s Online Forum

In August, the Justice Center launched a new online discussion forum, where policymakers and practitioners from across the country can exchange ideas, direct questions to each other and national experts, offer comments and suggestions, and network around their collaborative criminal justice/mental health initiatives. The forum is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice.

Take a look at what’s being discussed on the forum:

Question: “Can anyone point me in the direction of federal grants for CIT? The more specific the better.”

Answer: “The federal funding cycle for FY10 is currently closed, although some RFPs for FY11 have been released. In particular, I would recommend looking into the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/) and possibly funding opportunities through the COPS (Community Orientated Policing Services) Office (http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/)…”