Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services

Community Health Justice Project

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Community Health and Justice Project intends to transform the way Sacramento’s criminal justice, behavioral health, and community stakeholders work together in order to map a strategy to reduce Black/African Americans (Black) disproportionality and disparities.

ONTRACK Program Resources is proud to announce it has been awarded a Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services (BHJIS) grant to launch the Community Health and Justice Project (CHJP).

CHJP intends to transform the way Sacramento’s criminal justice, behavioral health, and community stakeholders work together in order to map a strategy to reduce Black/African Americans (Black) disproportionality and disparities.

CHJP will leverage and build upon ONTRACK’s MHSOAC Sacramento Black Community Criminal Justice & Mental Health Real Talk event that took place in fall 2021. CHJP will collaboratively develop a system change plan (Blueprint) to improve outcomes for Black people involved in the Sacramento criminal justice and behavioral health systems.

ONTRACK Program Resources’ Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services (BHJIS) Community Health and Justice Project grant will fund:

  • A facilitated collaborative process, including:
  • CHJP Steering committee and work groups consisting of Sacramento Black community stakeholders (with lived experience with criminal justice and behavioral health issues) and local agency partners (i.e., Behavioral Health Services, Police, Probation, Sheriff, Public Defenders, Mayor’s Office, etc.)
  • Compensation for Black community members with lived experience for their participation as subject matter experts in the steering committee and workgroups decision-making process
  • Development of a strategic sustainability Blueprint
  • Focus groups, key informant interviews, and agency utilization data collection and analysis specific to Black people that has not been previously synthesized in Sacramento County
  • Technical assistance and trainings that enhances culturally responsive, trauma informed, and empowering behavioral health and criminal justice related services for Black population
  • Community outreach and stigma reduction communications (via KDEE 97.5, Sac Cultural Hub, etc.)

Funding Provided By

The BHJIS grant program provides funding through 02/14/23 from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and is administered by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP).

More Information

For more information, contact Lilyane Glamben.

ONTRACK Program Resources
520 9th Street, Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95814