The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (CSAMI) program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The purpose of the program is to provide state and local government agencies and Indian tribes with funding to improve reentry services and programs for people with co-occurring substance addictions and mental illnesses who are returning to the community from incarceration.
Specifically, the CSAMI grant program aims to improve access to and delivery of standardized screening and assessment, collaborative and comprehensive case management, and pre- and post-release programming that address criminogenic risk and needs, which includes treatment and services that address mental illnesses and substance addictions. The program prioritizes coordination among corrections, substance addiction, and mental health treatment providers, as well as correctional health and parole or probation services.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by June 25.
On Tuesday, May 28, the NRRC will host a webinar about responding to this solicitation.