The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports officer and public safety, violence reduction, and recidivism reduction through social service and other partnerships that aim to enhance and increase law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions. The program facilitates communication, collaboration, and the delivery of support services among justice professionals and treatment and related service providers.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by June 25.