SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is soliciting applications from agencies and communities for our national technical assistance opportunity. Interested agencies and communities may apply for this opportunity to train a cadre of professionals in trauma-informed responses.

To find out more about How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses,
please visit SAMHSA’s GAINS Center 

The GAINS Center is offering a series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) events to teach local trainers to deliver its How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum. The target audiences for this training program are primarily community-based criminal justice system professionals, including law enforcement, community corrections (probation, parole, and pre-trial services), court personnel, as well as human service providers that serve adult justice-involved populations. Special consideration is being given to applications that demonstrate the inclusion of trainers who train drug court and/or reentry program staff. The GAINS Center will offer the TTT events free of charge to selected agencies and communities between February and August 2022.

To apply for a TTT event, please download the solicitation and submit a completed application form no later than November 12, 2021.

The application period for this solicitation has ended. Subscribe to the GAINS email list to be notified of future solicitations.

NOTE: All TTT events under this solicitation are currently being planned to be held virtually.

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

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