SAMHSA’s GAINS Center has awarded Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshops (SIM Workshops) to 10 communities following a comprehensive review of all applications submitted in response to a national solicitation that was released in the fall of 2020. SIM Workshops are designed to allow local, multidisciplinary teams of people to identify and discuss how barriers between the criminal justice, mental health, and substance use systems can be reduced and to begin the development of integrated local strategic plans.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center received applications from communities across the country that were interested in receiving SIM Workshops. Applications were received for both traditional SIM Workshops and SIM Workshops focused on the development of comprehensive community-wide strategic plans for addressing opioid and stimulant use. 

The following 10 locations were awarded a 2021 SIM Workshop:

  • Erie County, New York    
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania    
  • Oneida County, New York    
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland    
  • Winona County, Minnesota
  • Broward County, Florida  
  • Cortland County, New York   
  • Pima County, Arizona   
  • Rockingham County, New Hampshire    
  • Winnebago County, Illinois