Category: JMHCP

Alamance County (NC) ‘Steps up’ to Reduce Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail

By CSG Justice Center Staff In his four decades in law enforcement Kirk Puckett, director of community relations for the Alamance County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department, has seen a sea change in the way that police interact with people who have mental illnesses in the criminal justice system. “It used to be that police had …

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Outagamie Mental Health Court Celebrates Six Years of Cross-System Collaboration Benefitting Participants, Community

By Elizabeth Fleming and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff By the time Beth was sentenced to one month in the Outagamie County (WI) Jail in January 2016, she had been cycling in and out of the system for more than 12 years. Most of her charges over the years related to shoplifting, fraud, and …

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Responding to the 2018 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the CSG Justice Center review the FY2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant application process. This …

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Register for Webinar: Responding to the 2018 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, May 8 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the CSG Justice Center will review the FY2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration …

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Apply Now: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support public safety and violence reduction through service partnerships that enhance and improve law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who come into contact …

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2017 JMHCP Category 3 Implementation & Expansion Grantee Orientation

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. In this webinar, CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to FY17 JMHCP Category 3 Implementation & Expansion grantees. Source: JusticeCenter

Developing a Community-Wide Approach to Responding to People with Mental Illnesses

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Police-mental health collaboration programs have been helping officers safely and effectively respond to calls for service involving people with mental illnesses for decades, but many programs are still struggling to expand beyond …

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