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Indiana Public Defender Mental Health & Addiction Forensic Treatment

Program Description In Indiana, Byrne JAG funds are used to help case managers identify clients with mental health and addiction issues, help attorneys prepare diversion and sentencing plans, and refer clients to appropriate treatment providers and access services through Recovery Works. ...

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Four County Mental Health, Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Program Description Four County Mental Health (FCMHC) uses Byrne JAG funds to provide comprehensive mental health services to the citizens of Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Montgomery, and Wilson counties. The program targets approximately 200 members of the correctional population or at-risk...

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Colorado Project Wellness

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support Project Wellness, a diversion opportunity offered by the 1st Judicial District Juvenile Mental Health Court. This program serves high-risk, high-need juveniles who are involved in justice system and have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent...

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It Takes a Library Project, Colorado

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the It Takes a Library (ITAL) project, a partnership between Denver Human Services (DDHS), Denver Public Library (DPL), and Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN). Through this collaboration, peer navigators support DPL’s social workers in outreach,...

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Placer County Trauma-Informed Response Project

Program Description Byrne JAG funds were used by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and partners, to support the transformational Trauma-Informed Response (TIR) project that unites first responders with multi-agency collaborative systems (System of Care). TIR incorporates five major...

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Plumas County Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence Program

Program Description Plumas County’s Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence (HOPE) program is designed to provide a holistic approach to assist rural Plumas County’s criminal justice partners in their efforts to enhance public safety, foster collaboration and improve the outcomes of individuals and...

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Mendocino County Behavioral Health Court

Program Description Byrne JAG funds were used in Mendocino County to develop a Behavioral Health Court (BHC) for adults in the criminal justice system. The goal of the BHC is to enhance public safety and reduce recidivism among criminal defendants with serious mental illnesses by connecting...

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Sarpy County Mental Health Program

Program Description Byrne JAG funds in Nebraska support the Sarpy County Mental Health Program which offers intensive case management to clients with mental health problems. The program, modeled after problem solving courts, attempts to help individuals improve their life skills and manage...