News & Events


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


New CJMHSA TAC Program Director

To all CJMHSA Reinvestment Grantees, we are pleased to announce that Abby Shockley, MPH has joined our USF CJMHSA Technical Assistance Center as the new Program Director. Karen Mann retired in May. A graduate of Boston University and USF College of Public Health, Abby comes to us with excellent experience working at a high level in the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Behavioral Healthcare and as a former Executive Director of the NH Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Providers Association (Florida’s FADAA). She also worked closely with the NH Governor’s Office on the Opioid Epidemic when its first hit NH and was responsible for writing key legislation. We are a also please that she has Florida based experience with Substance Abuse Coalitions and Health Start Coalitions in the Suncoast Region.

 You can find the contact information for the CJMHSA TAC here.

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:

SAMHSA funding opportunities can be found here.



Advancing Early Diversion Summer Series Part 3: Effective Early Diversion Follow-Up for Engaging Individals in Services and Recovery hosted by SAMHSA's GAINS Center

August 19, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Post-webinar Small Disscussion Group: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

 Effective Data and Information Sharing: Navigating Common Challenges hosted by SAMHSA's GAINS Center

 August 26, 2019

12:30 - 2:00 PM


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




Florida Behavioral Health Conference

August 21-23, 2019

2019 CIT International Conference

August 26-28, 2019

Second Annual National Conference on Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion

November 10-13, 2019

Housing First Partners Conference

March 16-18, 2020

NATCON20 (National Council for Behavioral Health Conference)

April 5-7, 2020