The Pretrial Justice Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are partnering to provide technical assistance for up to five local jurisdictions through the Smart Pretrial Initiative to implement evidence-based pretrial practices. There are six categories of technical assistance: containing the costs of the criminal justice system, procedural justice at first sight, detention hearings, minimizing technical violations and re-admission, enhancing and ensuring racial and ethnic equality, and community participation in public safety. Applications are due April 21.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals, which support the integration of behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for people who are experiencing homelessness. SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities: (1) behavioral health and other recovery-oriented services; (2) coordination of housing and services that support the sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services to the target population; and (3) efforts to engage and connect clients who have substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and other benefit programs. Applications are due April 25.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). This program aims to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental disorders who come into contact with the juvenile or adult criminal justice system.
In fiscal year 2017, there are three types of grants supported under JMHCP:
Applications are due on April 4, 2017 and should be submitted at www.grants.gov.
The US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications from jurisdictions interested in planning, developing, and implementing alternatives to incarceration that expand outreach, treatment, and recovery services for people in the justice system who are impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Applications are due on April 25, 2017 and should be submitted at www.grants.gov
Strategies for Improving Law Enforcement Responses to People with Behavioral Health Conditions
In the course of their work as first responders, police officers routinely encounter people with mental and/or substance use disorders. However, many officers lack training in responding to mental health crises or options other than a hospital emergency department or the jail. This webinar will examine efforts to ensure successful interactions between police officers and people experiencing a mental health crisis, a mental health co-response strategy in Portland (ME), and the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion initiative in King County (WA).
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. Click here to register.
FREE one-day course that provides trainers with tools, materials, and knowledge to hold a CIT course for dispatchers and call takers.
To register, please contact Haley Durig at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: name, county/jurisdiction, position, role in CIT program, and contact information.
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center offers free cross-disciplinary victims' rights training to SANE nurses and medical personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, attorneys, judges, victim advocates, and victim service providers in counties and regions across Ohio. These trainings serve to provide the education and tools necessary to protect victims' rights in Ohio. As part of the training, OCVJC hopes to bring together varying perspectives within a county or region to begin a conversation on crime victims' rights. This FREE 4 hour training o ffers 3.5 CLE and CEU credits!
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