This resource provides a chart of federal opportunities which can be leveraged to launch, sustain, or scale a variety of interventions and initiatives to reduce justice system contact for people with behavioral health needs.
This informational document addresses the complex public health and safety challenges faced by behavioral health, housing, and criminal justice leaders. The document acknowledges that these issues require cross-system partnerships to improve outcomes for people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice system and to prevent future justice system contact by strengthening systems of community-based care and supports, and by increasing access to housing. To aid stakeholder organizations in addressing these issues, this document presents a chart of funding and grant opportunities that can be leveraged to launch, sustain, or scale a variety of interventions and initiatives to reduce justice system contact for individuals with behavioral health needs. The chart provides the grant program name, funding agency, an overview of the program, its focus, applicant eligibility, and common uses of funds. It also provides a discussion of the following key sustainability tips: plan for sustainability from the start; demonstrate impact; and partner broadly to ensure more stakeholders are invested in the program’s success.
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