Justice Center Seeks Local Support for Reauthorization of Federal Mental Health Grants for Offender Programs

The Council of State Governments Justice Center is seeking organizations and local governments willing to sign onto a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), which provides grants to State and county governments for the treatment of mentally ill offenders and prisoners.  MIOTCRA received $12 million in fiscal year 2010 and the Justice Center hopes to maintain that level of support for fiscal year 2011.

 MIOTCRA Fact Sheet

MIOTCRA National Support Letter

If you would like to sign the letter, please send the name of your organization and the county it represents to Jay Nelson by May 4, 2010.   Please feel free to forward these materials on to any of your members, colleagues and friends who might be interested. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jamal (Jay) Nelson
Government Affairs
Council of State Governments Justice Center
4630 Montgomery Ave., Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814
240.482.8580 (direct)

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