In partnership with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration/Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the Indiana Office of Court Services is accepting grant applications to provide financial assistance to counties using a Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) approach to enhance collaborative partnerships between the local criminal justice system and behavioral health care providers to address Opioid Use Disorders/Substance Use Disorders.
The grant application is open to counties to support planning, implementation, or enhancement efforts to identify those involved in the criminal justice system with substance use and other mental health disorders. Grant activities must focus on one or more intercepts outlined in the Sequential Intercept Model, which brings together key stakeholders to develop a “map” that illustrates how people with substance use and mental health disorders come in contact with and progress through the local criminal justice system.
Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Justice Partners Addictions Response Training (Registration link below). Applicants that do not attend this training must demonstrate an exemplary understanding of the SIM through prior training or other local collaborative initiatives.
Regional trainings will enhance collaborative approaches to respond to the needs of justice-involved individuals with a substance use and other mental health disorders. The trainings will allow criminal justice and behavioral health partners to assess treatment resources, gaps, and opportunities across their local justice systems. Training participants will:
- Analyze their local system practices to identify gaps, resources, and opportunities for identifying people with behavioral health concerns
- Develop a “map” that illustrates how people with substance use and other mental health disorders come in contact with and progress through the local criminal justice system
- Identify one or more interventions that can be implemented to increase access to treatment
Team registration must be initiated by local judiciary or the Chief Probation Officer
The lead applicant for each grant application must be a member of the local judiciary.