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Policy Research, Inc.

Delmar, New York
www.prainc.com

Policy Research, Inc. was awarded $17,119,000 between 1998 and 2019, including 21 grants in Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice.

$45,000

2019 • 1 month • Criminal Justice

Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) is a nationally-recognized source of research knowledge, expertise, and resources on issues related to the behavioral health needs of people involved in the justice system. As a technical assistance provider to the Safety and Justice Challenge, PRI focuses on prevention, diversion, and treatment to minimize the number of people who come into contact with the justice system, provide diversion options for those who do become involved, and ensure appropriate services are available at any point throughout the system. In April 2019, PRI in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Gather, Assess, Integrate, Network, and Stimulate (GAINS) Center, organized a Policy Academy of state and local jurisdictions participating in the Challenge to discuss best practices in jail diversion and treatment engagement for people with co-occurring disorders (defined as someone with a co-existing mental illness and substance use disorder).This project will reconvene the participating Challenge Network jurisdictions and provide sites with additional support to engage an array of stakeholders across systems to design, implement, and operate state and local programs and services as alternatives to jail incarceration for people with opioid use disorders.

$1,560,000

2018 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) is a nationally-recognized source of research knowledge, expertise, and resources on issues related to the behavioral health needs of people involved in the justice system. Reducing the over-incarceration of people with serious mental illness is a priority for the systems change initiatives of 18 of the 40 sites receiving funding as part of the Safety and Challenge Network. This award enables PRI to deliver intensive technical assistance directly to jurisdictions with implementation funding for targeted strategies to reduce inappropriate and unnecessary jail incarceration of people with serious mental illness. The goal is to divert people with serious mental illness from the criminal justice system to community-based programs and alternatives at the earliest opportunity, including law enforcement contact, initial detention, and pretrial services.

$1,190,000

2016 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) is a nationally-recognized source of research knowledge, expertise, and resources on issues related to the behavioral health needs of people involved in the justice system. Reducing the over-incarceration of people with serious mental illness is a priority for the systems change initiatives of nine of the eleven core sites receiving implementation funding as part of the Safety and Challenge Network. This award enables PRI to deliver intensive technical assistance directly to the nine jurisdictions as well as support the efforts of other core and partner Network sites to reduce inappropriate and unnecessary jail incarceration of people with serious mental illness. The goal is to divert people with serious mental illness from the criminal justice system to community-based programs at the earliest opportunity, including law enforcement contact, initial detention, and pretrial services.

$495,000

2015 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

To support the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change Resource Center.

$125,000

2014 • 2 years, 6 months • Criminal Justice

Policy Research, Inc., is a nationally-recognized source of expertise, information, and resources on issues related to the behavioral health needs of people involved in the justice system. Assisted by a working group of representatives of communities that have dealt collaboratively and successfully with behavioral health issues in their jail populations, Policy Research will use this grant to develop and produce two white papers: an analysis of the issues associated with the jailing of people with serious mental illnesses; and an analysis of the factors underlying successful community responses to those issues.

$825,000

2013 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people with mental illness. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which representatives of the three Models for Change Action Networks will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience. The grant will also fund longer-term activities to sustain these leadership networks and spread strategic innovations developed by them, including the documentation and evaluation of their work.

$250,000

2013 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

This is one of four matching grants that fund projects under a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Foundation to promote and diffuse best practices developed through Models for Change, by capitalizing on OJJDP's leadership, programs, networks, and resources. The four organizations are nationally-recognized sources for training, technical assistance, and information in the juvenile justice field. With this grant, the Center will provide training to master trainers in six states on the Models for Change Mental Health Curriculum for Juvenile Justice.

$1,160,000

2012 • 3 years • Juvenile Justice

Policy Research, Inc. operates the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, a nationally-recognized nonprofit in providing expertise, information, and resources on issues related to the mental health needs of youth involved with the juvenile justice system that has been the lead technical assistance provider on mental health issues in the Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. It will use this grant to establish a training and technical assistance center to support the dissemination and adoption of resources and program models developed under Models for Change to better identify and care for justice-involved youth with mental health needs.

$250,000

2011 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people who need mental health treatment. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which participants in the three issue-focused Models for Change Action Networks (disproportionate minority contact, mental health, juvenile indigent defense) will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience; and to engage in other activities to sustain their issue networks and spread their strategic innovations.

$450,000

2011 • 1 year • Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people who need mental health treatment. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which participants in the three issue-focused Models for Change Action Networks (disproportionate minority contact, mental health, juvenile indigent defense) will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience; and to engage in other activities to sustain their issue networks and spread their strategic innovations.

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