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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Closeout Report - January-December 2011

NCJ Number
247181
Date Published
November 2012
Length
13 pages
Annotation
This report details performance measures submitted by Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees for the period January - December 2011.
Abstract
Highlights of accomplishments by Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees in 2011 include the following: over 3,000 partnerships were established by Planning grantees, including 2,490 with government agencies; training sessions by Implementation and Expansion grantees included 200 sessions on Specialized Police-based Responses (SPRs) to individuals with mental illness in crisis, and training for more than 2,000 law enforcement and mental health providers and over 1,300 other criminal justice personnel; and Implementation and Expansion grantees had over 4,000 new admissions and over 1,000 program completions in court, corrections, and juvenile-based programs. This report to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) contains performance measures submitted by JMHCP grantees for the period January - December 2011. The JMHCP offers financial and technical assistance to States, State and local courts, and Indian tribal governments with plans to implement a project between criminal justice and mental health partners to develop, start, or expand a current justice and mental health collaboration program. JMHCP grants are awarded in three separate categories: Planning, Planning and Implementation, and Expansion. The collaborative plans developed through this program are used to change the identification and treatment of criminal justice-involved individuals with mental illness. Between 2007 and 2011, Planning grantees received over $1.6 million in funding, Planning and Implementation grantees received almost $21 million in funding, and Expansion grantees received just over $7 million in funding. Beginning in 2012, grantees will submit revised performance measures aimed at addressing BJA's programmatic and reporting requirements. Tables and figures

Date Published: November 1, 2012