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Grants Awarded to National Alliance on Mental Illness - MA

Grants Awarded to National Alliance on Mental Illness - MA $38,500
 
Sustainable Approaches to Decriminalizing Mental Illness (2010)$38,500
 
Year:2010Amount: $38,500
Title:Sustainable Approaches to Decriminalizing Mental Illness
Grant Type: Activation Fund
NAMI MASS and the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) plan to hire DMA Health Strategies to research and write a position paper that examines funding opportunities for statewide training and service programs that would divert individuals with serious mental illness from the criminal justice system. Significant work has been done nationally to design, test and implement systemic interventions to divert at risk individuals from criminal justice involvement into mental health treatment. These efforts have been shown to be effective by directing those in need of treatment to more appropriate resources and conserving public safety resources.

Project Director: Laurie Martinelli

Click here to access the NAMI and ABH position paper "Building Alliances between the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems to Prevent Unnecessary Arrests."

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