As the CJMHSA TA Center, we provide the following:

 

  • Provides technical assistance to counties interested in preparing a grant application
  • Assists an applicant county in choosing a target population for its intervention
  • Assists an applicant county in monitoring the effect of the proposed intervention
  • Disseminates and shares evidence-based practices and best practices
  • Acts as a clearinghouse for information related to criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health and substance abuse
  • Coordinates and organizes the work of the state interagency justice, mental health and substance abuse work group
  • Reports to the Executive and Legislative branches on the impact of the grant program

 


 

Technical assistance and consultation available through the TA Center includes: 

 

  • Strategic planning and local system development
  • Application of the Sequential Intercept Model
  • Use of evidence-based and best practices:
    • Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)
    • Jail Diversion
    • Forensic Intensive Case Management
    • Supportive Housing
    • Discharge Planning and Re-entry
  • Cost effectiveness, cost offset or avoidance methods.
  • Dissemination of effective practices and models:
    • SAMHSA Jail Diversion and Bureau of Justice Assistance Models
    • GAINS Center resources
    • SAMHSA Tool kit
  • Data analyses through FMHI data center through and data sharing
  • Guidance on HIPAA barriers and solutions
  • Data Access to other state, national consultants and CJMHSA experts:
    • Florida Partners in Crisis
    • GAINS Center
    • Justice Center of the Council of State Governments
    • Florida SAMH Corporation