The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops. SIM Workshops are designed to bring together a local, cross-system, multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders from a particular jurisdiction to facilitate collaboration and to identify and discuss ways in which barriers between the criminal justice and behavioral systems can be reduced through the development of integrated local strategic plans. SIM Workshop participants are expected to be drawn, in large part, from local criminal justice and behavioral health agencies and organizations.
The GAINS Center is accepting applications for two types of SIM Workshops:
SIM Workshops to Develop Comprehensive, Community-wide Strategic Plans for Addressing Opioid Use: These SIM Workshops will focus specifically on identifying and treating opioid use disorders across all the intercepts of the Sequential Intercept Model, including screening and assessment, diverting individuals out of the criminal justice system and into appropriate community-based treatment programs, implementing or expanding medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and maintaining continuity of care through transitions in and out of custody.
Traditional SIM Workshops: These SIM Workshops will focus on identifying and responding to the needs of adults with mental and substance use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system.
Learn more and apply. Applications for both types of SIM workshops are due by December 20.