SAMHSA’s GAINS Center has selected the 2022 awardees for both the Trauma-Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Event and the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshop. As a GAINS Center awardee, each selected county will receive training at no cost, including related planning and logistics support, materials, and post-workshop technical assistance.
Trauma-Informed Responses TTT Event
The TTT events are for experienced training facilitators in the criminal justice field who seek to increase their understanding of trauma and gain the tools to raise awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior. A core objective is to guide trainers on strategies for developing system-wide plans that embed trauma-informed response practices into policy and protocols to improve outcomes for individuals with histories of justice involvement and trauma. In 2022, SAMHSA’s GAINS Center will conduct up to 13 virtual workshops. Ten workshops are for individual communities, with participant trainers identified and invited during the planning process for each jurisdiction. In addition, two or three workshops (depending on applicant volume) will be multi-jurisdiction trainings with representatives from different localities.
The 2022 TTT awardees are as follows:
- Alameda County, California
- Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
- Atlantic County, New Jersey*
- Connecticut (statewide)*
- Illinois (statewide)
- King County, Washington
- Los Angeles County, California*
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma*
- New York (statewide)
- New York City (five boroughs), New York*
- Pennsylvania (statewide)
- Pike County, Kentucky with Clark County, Nevada**
- Tammany Parish, Louisiana*
- Virginia (statewide)
- Worcester and Plymouth counties, Massachusetts
*2 seats at multi-jurisdiction TTT event
**A behavioral health organization sponsored applications for both jurisdictions, which agreed to share seats at the virtual TTT event
For more information on SAMHSA’s GAINS Center TTT events, see Trauma Training for Criminal Justice Professionals.
SIM Mapping Workshop
This year, applicants could choose to apply to participate in a substance use-focused SIM or a traditional SIM. The traditional SIM focuses broadly on identifying gaps and resources in the systems and services responsible for responding to the needs of adults with mental and substance use disorders who are involved or at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. The substance use SIM uses the same process to help jurisdictions transform systems specifically for individuals with substance use disorders and is designed for communities with the capacity to implement comprehensive community-wide planning for addressing opioid use disorder and other substance use issues.
The 2022 SIM awardees are as follows:
- Albemarle County, Virginia
- Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen Counties, Minnesota**
- Dallas County, Texas*
- Davidson County, Tennessee*
- Doña Ana County, New Mexico
- Essex County, Massachusetts*
- Fresno County, California
- Montgomery County, Illinois
- Navajo County, Arizona
- Richland County, South Carolina*
- Sanilac County, Michigan*
*Substance use-focused SIM
** White Earth Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation
For more information on the SIM and mapping event opportunities, see The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM).
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