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.
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)