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

President Biden signed legislation on August 16, 2022, that reauthorizes the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) at $54 million annually for an additional five years. Since its inception, JMHCP has supported initiatives across the country to reduce contact with the criminal justice system and increase access to treatment and supports for people with behavioral health needs. Collectively, state and local governments use JMHCP grants for a broad range of activities, including establishing diversion programs, creating or expanding community-based treatment programs, supporting the development of curricula for police academies and orientations, and providing in-jail treatment and transitional services. 

Visit the CSG Justice Center Website to read more.