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Strengthening connections among criminal justice agencies, behavioral health organizations, and the community to improve wellbeing for people with mental health conditions or co-occurring substance use disorders.

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JMHCP provides a range of resources to jurisdictions across the U.S. looking to improve outcomes for people with mental health conditions.

Support Centers

JMHCP has two support centers that offer free, on-demand training and consultation. Center staff will provide support that is tailored to meet your needs, including example policies, advice about program design, connection to subject matter experts, arranging visits to a learning site, and more.  

The Center for Justice and Mental Health Partnerships

Reach out to this support center if you are interested in developing or improving initiatives related to jails, courts, reentry, community-based services, state-wide efforts, and more. 

Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center

Reach out to this support center if you are interested in, improving law enforcement and community responses, 911 initiatives, crisis services, and more. 

Peer-to-Peer Assistance

Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Sites

These 15 learning sites are agencies across the country that have excelled in working with their behavioral health partners to improve outcomes for people with mental health needs, co-occurring substance use needs, and experiencing homelessness. Each learning site brings a wealth of expertise in using technology to connect officers with clinicians when they are on the scene with a person in crisis, implementing rapid mobile crisis responses, providing mental health training for officers, and more.  

Criminal Justice-Mental Health Learning Sites

The new Criminal Justice-Mental Health Learning Site Program includes a select set of 10 communities from across the country who are using innovative practices to improve outcomes for people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice system. These programs provide peer to peer learning and mentoring opportunities to programs nationwide. They are helping to “move the needle” with programming and interventions that span the criminal justice system, including with court-based, jail-based, reentry, and probation models. The following learning sites were selected by the CSG Justice Center and BJA to share their expertise and knowledge with other criminal justice and mental health agencies and organizations.

Program Type / InterceptLearning SiteLocation
Prosecutor-Led DiversionPinal County Attorney’s Office Adult Diversion ProgramPinal County, AZ
Jail-Based TreatmentCalifornia State University San Bernardino Family Attachment Intervention Through Healing Solutions (FAITHS) Throughcare ProgramSan Bernardino, CA
Jail Reentry ProgramBoulder County’s Community Justice Services, The Behavioral Health Assistance Program (BHAP)  Boulder County, CO
Specialty CourtBonneville County Mental Health CourtBonneville, ID
Court-Based DiversionLancaster County Department of Community CorrectionsLancaster, NE
Specialty CourtBronx EAC Mental Health CourtBronx, NY
Specialty CourtDowntown Austin Community CourtAustin, TX
Jail-Based DiversionHeart of Texas Behavioral Health Network Behavioral Justice Center DivisionWaco, TX
Specialized Probation for People with Mental Health NeedsVirginia Department of Corrections Community Corrections  Richmond, VA
Prison Mental Health ProgramThe Washington Corrections Center for Women’s Mental Health DepartmentGig Harbor, WA