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Site Snapshot: How Five Jurisdictions Are Rethinking Crisis Response with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Six months after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) transitioned to a national 988 dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, call takers have directly connected hundreds of...

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Apply Now to Join a National Program for Criminal Justice and Mental Health Learning Sites

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is seeking applicants to join the nationwide Criminal Justice-Mental...

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President Biden Signs Spending Bill Funding Key Criminal Justice Programs

On December 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2023. Among other administration priorities, the omnibus spending bill funds various state and local justice system grant...

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Congress Approves the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act

With unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022 yesterday, officially approving the legislation sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representatives...

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How Three Communities are Developing Supportive Housing to Improve Access for People with Behavioral Health Needs Leaving Incarceration

The affordable housing crisis has increased the need for new housing developments in communities across the U.S., particularly for people leaving prison and jail who have behavioral health needs....

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Three Counties Receive In-Depth Assistance to Improve Crisis and Diversion Strategies

The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP), administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance with technical assistance from the CSG Justice Center, facilitates collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile...

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Explainer: Creating Housing Opportunities for People with Complex Health Needs Leaving Incarceration

With an affordable housing crisis across the U.S., it is increasingly critical for jurisdictions to expand their housing supply to meet community needs. However, local leaders often grapple with the question of who is prioritized...

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Congress Extends Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program for Another Five Years

President Biden signed into law on Tuesday legislation that reauthorizes the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program at $54 million annually for an additional five years. The provision was included in the Traumatic Brain Injury...

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Biden Administration Transitions to New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to Help People in Mental Health Crisis

In a major step towards improving our nation’s response to people experiencing mental health crises, on July 16, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) transitioned to the new, national 988 dialing code...

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