SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is currently soliciting applications from communities interested in Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshops. SIM Mapping Workshops are designed to bring together a local, cross-system, multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders from a particular jurisdiction (typically a county) 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 action plans. SIM Mapping Workshop participants are expected to be drawn, in large part, from local criminal justice and behavioral health agencies and organizations.

the Sequential Intercept Model, illustrating six "intercepts" that people in or at risk of involvement in the justice system flow through

Option 1: Traditional SIM Mapping Workshops

The GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities that are interested in “traditional” SIM Mapping Workshops that focus 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.

The application period has passed for this opportunity. For updates on future opportunities, join the GAINS Center mailing list.

Option 2: SIM Mapping Workshops to Develop Comprehensive, Community-wide Strategic Plans for Addressing Opioid and Other Substance Use

The GAINS Center is also soliciting applications from communities that are particularly interested in developing comprehensive, community-wide strategic plans for addressing opioid and other substance use, and better identifying and responding to the needs of adults with substance use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system. Applications submitted in response to this solicitation should emphasize resources, gaps and opportunities, as well as commitment among key stakeholders to addressing these issues.

The application period has passed for this opportunity. For updates on future opportunities, join the GAINS Center mailing list.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center will provide the SIM Mapping Workshops free of charge to selected applicants between March and August 2023. There are no fees for registration, tuition, or materials associated with these workshops. The GAINS Center will cover all costs associated with pre- and post-workshop planning and coordination, travel and lodging, facilitation, data collection and analysis, and report development.

The GAINS Center plans to conduct all the SIM Mapping Workshops in person.

Interested applicants should select the one workshop option that is most relevant or of greatest interest. To apply for either SIM Mapping Workshop option, please download the corresponding solicitation and application for the chosen option and submit a completed application form no later than November 10, 2022.

Informational Webinars

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center held informational webinars on October 19 and October 20, reviewing what this opportunity includes and how to submit your strongest application. The materials from this webinar are available for use in preparing your community’s application:

Access the Webinar Slides
View the Frequently Asked Questions Document