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Smart Pretrial Competitive Solicitation for Technical Assistance

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



Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

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



Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Grant Opportunity

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:

  • Category 1: Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail. Category 1 grantees will demonstrate a system-wide coordinated approach to safely reduce the prevalence of individuals with mental   disorders in local jails.
  • Category 2: Strategic Planning for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Collaboration. Category 2 grantees will design their community’s law enforcement mental health collaboration strategy to improve responses to, and connections to services for, people with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders by conducting a comprehensive agency assessment of policy and practice, developing an agency training plan, building and maintaining a data collection system, and partnering with mental health and the community.
  • Category 3: Implementation and Expansion. Category 3 grantees will implement targeted mental health and justice system interventions to address the needs of individuals with mental disorders or expand upon (or improve) well-established mental health and justice system collaboration strategies to address the needs of individuals with mental disorders and to improve public safety.

Applications are due on April 4, 2017 and should be submitted at



Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program

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

Upcoming Opportunities

March 30, 2017: SAMHSA’S GAINS Center Webinar Opportunity

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.

February 21, 2017: Dispatcher/Call Taker Training of CIT Trainers

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 with the following information: name, county/jurisdiction, position, role in CIT program, and contact information.

Victims Rights Training

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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