Application due date: February 16, 2023

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc., is continuing to provide direct training and technical assistance to jurisdictions across the nation to better support people with behavioral health needs who are involved in the criminal justice system. Each year, the GAINS Center provides its trauma-informed responses training, How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses, to the field via direct deliveries and Train-the-Trainer (TTT) events. The target audiences for the training program are primarily community-based criminal justice system professionals, including law enforcement, community corrections (probation, parole, and pre-trial services), and court personnel, as well as human service providers that serve adult justice-involved populations.

To find out more about the How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses training program, please visit the GAINS Center website.

The GAINS Center is now soliciting applications from experienced trainers (individuals) who are interested in developing their capacity to provide trauma-informed training in their local agencies/communities via the How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum. Selected applicants will learn to facilitate the training via a virtual TTT event and subsequently deliver the training program in their local communities. While not a requirement to apply to this opportunity, this year’s selection process will place special emphasis on applicants who provide training to drug courts and/or reentry programs. Some preference will be given to applicants that serve marginalized and/or underserved populations.

The GAINS Center is offering this event at no cost to experienced trainers who successfully complete the application process. All applicants must have the technological capacity to engage in the TTT, including having access to an individual PC/workstation that has internet access and the ability to download and launch virtual meeting software. If this TTT event for individuals is of interest to you, please review the solicitation and submit your completed application form to the GAINS Center no later than February 16, 2023.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become the local “expert” in this training program for your agency or community!

There will be at least two virtual TTT events scheduled, with the possibility of a third, for April 26 and 28, May 15 and 19, and/or June 8 and 9, 2023. Please note the dates before applying and include your availability in the application as directed. If selected, you will be expected to attend one of these full 2-day TTT events virtually.

We thank you in advance for your interest and look forward to reviewing your application.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.