The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2019 Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field Program. Through the grantee, this program aims to provide training and technical assistance to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, along with their partner mental health and substance addiction authorities, to reduce crime and recidivism for people who have mental illnesses.
Through this solicitation, BJA seeks training and technical assistance providers to support the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) and the Justice and Mental Health State-Based Capacity Building Program (CBP). The primary goal of JMHCP is to facilitate cross-system collaboration among the criminal justice, mental health, and substance addiction treatment systems to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions. The primary goal of CBP is to provide comprehensive resources and services to unfunded JMHCP applicants and the field in general.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by June 11.