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In 2008, SAMHSA awarded six Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program grants


 In 2008, SAMHSA awarded six Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program grants to support local implementation and
statewide expansion of trauma-informed jail diversion programs for
people with post traumatic stress (PTSD) and other service-related
disorders. These grants went to the Colorado Mental Health Division in
Denver; the Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction
Services in Hartford; the Georgia State Department of Human Resources
in Atlanta; the Illinois State Department of Human Services in Chicago;
the Massachusetts State Department of Mental Health in Boston; and the
Vermont State Department of Health in Burlington. All of these
grantees have prioritized their programs to meet the needs of veterans
and are working closely with the Veteran Administration to keep service
members out of the criminal justice system. For more information about
what’s happening in these communities and how the GAINS Center is
helping these jail ! diversion grantees, visit GAINS Center-2008 Jail Diversion Grantees
The CMHS National GAINS Center would like to know more about what is
happing in your community. To share information about new programs or
to highlight a innovative program in your area, send information to the
GAINS Center.