News & Events

Overview

The News & Events page provides CJMHSA Reinvestment applicants and grantees with upcoming funding opportunities, webinars, and community events.

 News

Trauma-Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer Event

Solicitation for Applications: SAHMSA's GAINS Center seeks experienced trainers to participate in the Trauma-Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer Event (click the link for more information)

Applications Due: Friday, Februrary 21, 2020

 

Recent Publication

CIT International newly released comprehensive guide for communities regarding best practices for starting and sustaining CIT programs.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crisies

 

Funding Opportunities:

 

Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Applications Due: Friday, January 24, 2020

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Short title: Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). This four-year program is intended to implement and evaluate new AOT programs, and identify evidence-based practices in order to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). This program is designed to work with courts to allow these individuals to obtain treatment while continuing to live in the community and their homes.

Criminal Justice Communities of Practice

Applications Due: January 24, 2020

 SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is convening three new topical Communities of Practice to work intensively with select communities on the following subjects: Equity and Inclusion in Adult Drug Courts, Using the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) to Guide Medication-Assisted Treatment Implementation in Adult Drug Courts,
Improving Recovery Support Services for People with Substance Use Disorders, and Returning from Jail or Prison. Each Community of Practice (CoP) will bring together selected teams for an intensive learning, strategic planning, and implementation process to address local issues and needs within their topic area. Each CoP will engage subject-matter experts and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and information sharing. A unique blend of onsite and virtual methods will offer each team an intimate and collaborative environment in which to learn and complete its work while providing a virtual forum to share with other communities and receive an array of technical assistance from subject-matter experts across the country. Each Community of Practice (CoP) will bring together selected teams for an intensive learning, strategic planning, and implementation process to address local issues and needs within their topic area. Each CoP will engage subject-matter experts and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and information sharing. A unique blend of onsite and virtual methods will offer each team an intimate and collaborative environment in which to learn and complete its work while providing a virtual forum to share with other communities and receive an array of technical assistance from subject-matter experts across the country. 

 

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts

Applications Due: February 4, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts or Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC). The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing drug courts. The program recognizes the need for treatment instead of incarceration for individuals with SUDs.

Additional SAMHSA funding opportunities can be found here.

 

Webinars:

 

For information regarding the most recent CJMHSA TAC quarterly webinar, please visit: CJMHSA TAC Quarterly Updates.

 

Conferences:

 

Housing First Partners Conference

March 16-18, 2020

NATCON20 (National Council for Behavioral Health Conference)

April 5-7, 2020