SAMHSA Releases Solicitation for Jail Diversion Grants

The Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is soliciting applications for its jail diversion program for fiscal year 2007. The jail diversion program has provided grants to 32 communities since 2002. The program is designed to address the increasing criminalization of individuals with mental illnesses. The program provides funds to help divert an individual who has a mental illness from the criminal justice system to appropriate mental health treatment and support services.

Applications are due March 27, 2007. Click here for information on applying.

Applicants with questions on program issues should contact David Morrissette at 240-276-1960.

For questions on grants management issues, contact Kimberly Pendleton at 240-276-1421.