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SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc., and known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is convening four topical Communities of Practice to work intensively with select communities on the following topics: Competence to Stand Trial/Competence Restoration Equity… Read More


The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) provides a framework for identifying decision points and opportunities to divert individuals with behavioral health conditions out of the criminal justice system and into community-based treatment and supports.[1],[2] For some defendants, the trial process is put on hold if they exhibit signs or symptoms of conditions that can impair their… Read More


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The GAINS Center’s Learning Collaboratives Recap Series SAMHSA’s GAINS Center’s Family Treatment Court Learning Collaborative was an initiative designed to improve practice within existing Family Treatment Court programs through building collaborative cross-system strategies, institutionalizing best practices, and bringing the programs to scale. Special attention was given to the development of a family-centered approach within these… Read More


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The GAINS Center’s Learning Collaboratives Recap Series States across the country are experiencing increased demand for competency evaluations, but competency evaluation and restoration programs frequently have too few beds to meet the needs of those found incompetent to stand trial (IST). This leaves many clients and cases in limbo until space becomes available. SAMHSA’s GAINS… Read More


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By Marissa Fariña-Morse, Ed.S., N.C.C., C.A.A.D.C., L.P.C., Service Director, Diversion First, Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board The Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board has a strong partnership with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and is fortunate to be providing behavioral health services inside the Fairfax Adult Detention Center (ADC). Providers working in the ADC realized that… Read More


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Judith Griffin, M.D., Director of Research, The REACH Project, Inc. The overdose crisis continues across the United States, with over 70,000 individuals losing their lives in 2017. Widespread action is needed to prevent the perpetuation of this crisis, and the approach of REACH Medical (REACH), an innovative practice serving the Southern Tier of New York… Read More


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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… Read More