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 communities interested in developing a capacity to provide trauma-informed training. Interested communities may apply for this opportunity to train a cadre of professionals in trauma-informed responses.

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

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 are community-based adult criminal justice system professionals, including reentry staff, drug court personnel, community corrections officers (probation, parole, and pretrial services), law enforcement officers (including local Crisis Intervention Team trainers), and mental health and substance use disorder treatment service providers and peers who work with justice-involved adult populations. While not required, priority will be given to sites that have not previously completed the training, and whose prospective participants include those working in drug courts or as staff in a reentry program. Preference will be given to applicants that serve marginalized and/or underserved populations. The GAINS Center will offer this virtual TTT event free of charge to selected applicant sites between January and August 2023.

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

Informational Webinar

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center held informational webinars on October 19 and 20 that provided guidance on how to prepare a strong TTT application. The materials from this webinar are available for use in preparing your community’s application:

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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