The Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, as directed by Section 1 of Senate Bill 292, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017, funds matching grants for county-based community collaboratives to reduce:

  • Recidivism by decreasing the frequency of arrest and incarceration among people with mental illness.
  • The total wait time for people with mental illness placed on forensic commitment to a state hospital.

Section 2 of Senate Bill 292, 85th Legislature, 2017 authorizes the continuation of the Harris County Jail Diversion program. The program provides a continuum of services and supports to reduce involvement in the criminal justice system and unnecessary admissions for emergency room services, while increasing enrollment in long-term mental health services.

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