SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops. SIM Workshops are designed to bring together a local, cross-system, multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders from a particular jurisdiction to facilitate collaboration and to identify and discuss ways in which barriers between the criminal justice and behavioral systems can be reduced through the development of integrated local strategic plans. SIM Workshop participants are expected to be drawn, in large part, from local criminal justice and behavioral health agencies and organizations.
SIM Workshops to Develop Comprehensive, Community-wide Strategic Plans for Addressing Opioid Use
The GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities that are interested in developing comprehensive, community-wide strategic plans for addressing opioid use and want to enhance identification of and response to the needs of adults with opioid use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system. These SIM Workshops will focus specifically on identifying and treating opioid use disorders across all the intercepts of the Sequential Intercept Model, including screening and assessment, diverting individuals out of the criminal justice system and into appropriate community-based treatment programs, implementing or expanding medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and maintaining continuity of care through transitions in and out of custody.
Applications submitted in response to this solicitation should emphasize resources, gaps, and opportunities, as well as commitment among key stakeholders to addressing these issues.
Traditional SIM Workshops
The GAINS Center is also soliciting applications from communities that are interested in “traditional” SIM Workshops that focus more broadly on identifying and responding to the needs of adults with mental and substance use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system.
SAMHSA’s GAINS Center will provide the SIM Workshops free of charge in selected communities between March and August 2020. There are no fees for registration, tuition, or materials associated with these workshops. The GAINS Center will cover all the costs related to pre and post-workshop planning and coordination, facilitator time and travel, data collection and analysis, and report development.
To apply for a SIM Workshop, please download the solicitation that is most appropriate for your community and submit a completed application form no later than December 20, 2019.
Questions? Contact Matthew Robbins, Training Coordinator at SAMHSA’s GAINS Center, via email.