BJA FY 21 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Re...

By Bureau of Justice Assistance
Government Grant





The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program is part of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program(JMHCP). It is designated to support law enforcement-behavioral health cross-system collaboration and to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the criminal justice system. BJA is seeking applicants to design or enhance a law enforcement-behavioral health response to people with MI and CMISA who come into contact with law enforcement due to their illness. For applicants that are interested in JMHCP that are not law enforcement but are seeking to partner with mental healt...


  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others

Thanks to the funder for their generosity.