Jail Based Behavioral Health Services


Funding Opportunity: Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Mental Health Expansion
Application deadline is Dec. 17, 2018

In May 2018, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 18-250, which allocated additional funding to the Jail Based Behavioral Services (JBBS) program to address gaps in services for mental health services including screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, as well as psychiatric prescription services and the purchase of medications.  Per SB 18-250 priority shall be given to rural and frontier counties for mental health services funds. The following counties are encouraged to apply for these funds: Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Clear Creek, Conejos, Crowley, Delta, Eagle, Elbert, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Kit Carson, La Plata, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Pitkin, Prowers, Routt, San Miguel, Summit, Washington, Yuma.
Access the application materials under Mental Health Services Expansion below.

 

Overview

The Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) Program has been operational since October 2011 with funding from the Correctional Treatment Cash Fund pursuant to C.R.S.18-19-103 (5)(c)(V). The goal of the JBBS Program is to provide appropriate behavioral health services to inmates while supporting continuity of care within the community after release from incarceration. To carry out the JBBS program, sheriff departments may partner with local community provider(s) who can demonstrate the ability to provide services within the jail, and the capacity to provide or link individuals releasing from jail to free or low cost services in the community.  This approach should result in shorter jail sentences and decreased recidivism through better identification and treatment of behavioral health needs. 


Mental Health Services Expansion

In May 2018 the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 18-250, which allocated additional funding to the JBBS program to address gaps in services for mental health disorder screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The funds can also support psychiatric prescription services and the purchase of medications. In accordance with the legislation, all funds are to be used to provide behavioral health services for adults (18 years of age and older) with mental health disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Per SB 18-250 priority shall be given to rural and frontier counties for mental health services funds. The following counties are encouraged to apply for these funds: Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Clear Creek, Conejos, Crowley, Delta, Eagle, Elbert, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Kit Carson, La Plata, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Pitkin, Prowers, Routt, San Miguel, Summit, Washington, Yuma.

A request for application (RFA) notification was sent out to 29 county jails across the state on Nov. 19, 2018, with an application deadline of Dec. 17, 2018.

Funding decisions shall be announced in January 2019. 

Application Materials

  1. Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Statement of Work
  2. Exhibit A - Workplan
  3. Exhibit B - Cover Page
  4. Exhibit C - Budget Template

Jail Based Behavioral Health Mental Health Expansion (SB 18-250) Request for Funding Informational Webinar - Nov. 30, 2018 

(Click on the presentation image below to view the webinar.)

JBBS MH Expansion Webinar Nov. 2018



Contact

  Kerry Krause, Manager of Criminal Justice Mental Health Services
    Office of Behavioral Health
    kerry.krause@state.co.us | 303.866.7480


Substance Use Disorder Program

The Office of Behavioral Health was allotted $5,366,446 for the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program for FY 2018-19. The JBBS program supports county sheriffs in providing screening, assessment and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders to people who need such services while they are in jail. The program also creates partnerships for continuity of care in the community for individuals needing services upon release from jail.  The is funded through HB 10-1352, and expanded in October 2012 through SB 12-163.
 
The JBBS program funds provision of evidence-based behavioral health services, with continuity of care extending into the community. Sheriff departments are recipients of these funds, either individually, or as multiple county sheriff departments as a partnership.  In accordance with the legislation, all funds are used to provide behavioral health services for adults with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. 
 
Sheriff departments have partnered with local community providers who are currently licensed by OBH to provide services within the jail and have the capacity to provide free or low-cost services in the community to inmates upon release. Most programs have at least a clinician position to offer screenings, assessment and treatment in the jail and a case manager position dedicated to transitional care and a seamless re-entry in treatment services in the community. Treatment providers screen all inmates for presence of substance use disorders, mental health disorders, trauma and traumatic brain injury and identify inmates with active duty or veteran military status. 
 
County jails using a JBBS SUD program are:Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Crowley, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Hinsdale, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, La Plata, Larimer, Logan, Moffat, Morgan, Montrose, Montezuma, Mesa, Otero, Ouray, Phillips, Pitkin, Pueblo, Prowers, Routt, San Miguel, Washington, Weld and Yuma.

Contact

  Joel Miller, Manager of Criminal Justice Substance Use Disorder Services
    Office of Behavioral Health
    joel.miller@state.co.us | 303.866.7519