BJA Grants for Collaborative Projects between Juvenile Justice and Mental Health

Want to address mental health issues in your juvenile court?
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative
project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan,
implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.
Grants will be targeted at anyone -- juvenile or adult -- who:

  • Has been diagnosed as having a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder; and
  • Has faced, are facing, or could face criminal charges for a misdemeanor or nonviolent offense.

Three types of grants are available under this program:

  • Planning ($50,000 maximum award for 12 months)
  • Planning and Implementation ($250,000 maximum award for 30 months)
  • Implementation and Expansion ($200,000 maximum award for 24 months)

Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Applications are due April 8, 2010. Learn more here about how your juvenile justice system and mental health agencies can collaborate on these grants.

Updated: February 08 2018