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File #: 22-0447    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/2/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action: 4/5/2022
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Accept grant funding per Award Letter dated February 28, 2022, in accordance with Board Policy A-6, in an amount of $172,960, from the California Department of Health Care Services for the Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services Project; and 2) Delegate authority to the Chief Probation Officer, or designee, to sign certifications on invoices to receive reimbursement for activities. FUNDING: California Department of Health Care Services Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services Project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. (100%)
Attachments: 1. A - Proposal Narrative, 2. B - Budget Narrative, 3. C - Award Letter
Related files: 22-0497
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Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Accept grant funding per Award Letter dated February 28, 2022, in accordance with Board Policy A-6, in an amount of $172,960, from the California Department of Health Care Services for the Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services Project; and
2) Delegate authority to the Chief Probation Officer, or designee, to sign certifications on invoices to receive reimbursement for activities.

FUNDING: California Department of Health Care Services Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services Project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. (100%)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services (BHJIS) Project provides funding to help local communities address critical intervention points through which individuals with mental and substance use disorders can be diverted from criminal justice involvement. Funds may be used for a wide array of collaborative planning and development activities, training, implementation, reentry support, and diversion strategies.

Probation was notified of the grant opportunity for the BHJIS Project on December 9, 2021, and application documents were submitted on December 22, 2021. An award letter was received by Probation on February 28, 2022, stating Probations grant amount of $172,960.

The grant period is February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023. Upon award notification, the grant period was retroactive, and any subsequent contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will also be retroactive.

The Probation Department (Probation) proposes to use the funding for connections to treatment, thereby reducing justice system involvement for individuals with substance use disorders and/or serious mental illness. This will be achieved through staffing with partner agencies to routinely collect, input, and analyz...

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