SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Invites Communities to Apply for Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops

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.

Download the opioid-focused SIM Workshop solicitation

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.

Download the traditional SIM Workshop solicitation

Site Selection

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 hidden; JavaScript is required.

Behavioral health, Criminal justice, Sequential Intercept Mapping

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8 comments on “SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Invites Communities to Apply for Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops

  • I would like to speak with someone regarding this opportunity. I live in rural Mississippi and have a MOU with a local county as part of the Crisis Intervention team with FAVORMS and NAMI. I believe this training will be invaluable and request guidance on presenting the proposed training to stakeholders. Please advise…
    Thanks
    Curtis

  • Thank you for your interest in our Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshops. For assistance please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call (518) 439-7415 Extension 5234.

  • I am interested in being selected as a training site for the Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshop. I have over 30 years of expereince working in Behavioral Health, (mostly SUD) and now I work for a Core Services Agency. As a part of their senior management staff, we are responsible for being the architects for services in a high risk community. Our program sits on a strip…..Washington DC is #3 for in the couuntry for the amount opioid related overdose deaths…… we also have one of the highest arrest rates for AA males in the country and a number of our staff have work for criminal justice agencies before. In this regard, I believe that we a re uniquely qualified to provide this type of workshop.

    • Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to review the two solicitations and submit an application by December 20, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Robbins at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thank you, Holley

    • Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to review the two solicitations and submit an application by December 20, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Robbins at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thank you, Holley

    • Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to review the two solicitations and submit an application by December 20, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Robbins at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thank you, Holley

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