Technical Assistance (TA) to JMHCP Grantees

Since the release of its landmark Consensus Project Report in 2002, the Justice Center has provided on- and off-site technical assistance to states and localities working to ensure better public health and public safety outcomes for people with mental illnesses in contact with the criminal justice system. The Justice Center provides this technical assistance with the support of local, state, and federal agencies and private foundations, maximizing the impact of their investments in this issue.

Since 2006, the Bureau of Justice Assistance has selected the Justice Center to serve as technical assistance provider for Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees and certain jurisdictions that applied for, but did not receive, funding. To learn more about the JMHCP and the Justice Center's technical assistance efforts, use the links below to navigate our technical assistance project.

Planning and Implementation Guides

Planning Guide for JMHCP Category 2 Grantees

This guide from the CSG Justice Center is intended to support recipients of Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grants administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Implementation and Expansion Guide for JMHCP Law Enforcement Grantees

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.

Implementation Guide for JMHCP Category 3 Grantees

This guide from The Council of State Governments 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 intended to serve as a step-by-step blueprint, but […]

Other Resources

Resources for Grantees

  • This feature provides resources that you may find useful as you plan, implement, and/or expand your Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.

Technical Assistance Tools

  • This section contains interactive, online resources for policymakers, program planners, and others on topics they must tackle when designing collaborative, specialized responses to people with mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system.

JMHCP Applicant Resource Guide

  • This page contains a catalog of resources and tools that JMHCP grant applicants can use in preparing an application for a solicitation.


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BJA National Technical Assistance and Training Event

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