Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis

HB 2980 would provide funding for three “peer respite centers”—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, people suffering such crises often end up in jail or emergency rooms, neither of which are equipped to handle them. This bill proposes instead to create safe places where people who’ve had mental health crises themselves—i.e., peers—would provide the services.

Youth MOVE Montana

Advocates for youth rights in mental health, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and the other systems that serve young people, while empowering them to be equal partners in the process of change.

SAMHSA The Sequential Intercept Model Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). The SIM is a strategic planning tool that helps communities better understand the gaps and resources they have in helping those with mental illness or substance use disorders who are in the criminal justice system.

SAMHSA GAINS Center

The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

Montana Drug Courts: An Updated Snapshot of Success and Hope

This report analyzes drug court data collected by the Office of Court Administrator from May 2008 through September 2012, a 53-month period. The data confirm that Montana drug courts provide a strong investment in the recovery of drug and alcohol dependent persons involved in criminal, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile cases.

MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion

This action brief provides criminal justice stakeholders, correctional facility leadership, and correctional staff with helpful strategies and techniques to reduce diversion of MAT medications. The information for this brief was developed by a panel of correctional leaders and experts throughout the US.