Funds available for Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.  The program supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the justice system.

Dane County appears eligible for grants in two categories: Grantees in category 1 plan and conduct a comprehensive data-driven analysis of the county criminal justice and behavioral health system to identify strategies to safely reduce the prevalence of individuals with mental illnesses in local jails.  Grantees in category 2 design and implement targeted interventions to address the needs of individuals who are incarcerated.

Deadline for application is May 17. 2016.  For more information:

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