Jail-Based Intervention


People with mental and substance use disorders who have not yet been diverted at earlier intercepts may be held in pretrial detention at a local jail while awaiting the disposition of their criminal cases. Jail-based interventions can include programs and health care services that provide medical and behavioral health services to people who need treatment. These programs aim to ensure that a person’s illness is treated even during a jail stay. Jails have used interventions such as establishing partnerships with community-based treatment providers to increase access to treatment within the facility, embedded clinicians, and collaborations with outreach specialists and other partners to ensure successful reentry.



Below is a list of funding opportunities that have been previously available from federal and private funding sources. Please note that although the funding deadlines may have passed, they can still be reviewed and considered for future planning purposes. You can check back often on the Announcements page for current funding opportunities as they are announced.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents

Technical Assistance

Many federal agencies and other partners offer assistance, in addition to grant funding, to jurisdictions, agencies and stakeholders to address training needs or the need for subject matter expertise to address local issues or challenges. Through these resources, you can access recent publications, tools, often request one-on-one remote or offsite assistance. Examples of assistance can include time with trainings, consulting time with subject matter experts, and/or opportunities for connecting with peers doing similar work.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance

The COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) program offers a variety of learning opportunities and assistance to support BJA COSSAP grantees and other local, tribal, and state stakeholders to build and sustain multidisciplinary criminal justice responses to illicit substance use and misuse. Training and technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats, including virtual and in-person training events, workshop and meeting presentations, and online resources. TTA deliveries are provided to requestors free of charge. You can request assistance here.


Crime and Justice Institute Training and Assessments

The Crime and Justice Institute offers comprehensive trainings and assessments on a variety of topics designed to provide your organization with the right knowledge and tools to reduce recidivism and improve public safety.

Jail-Based Mentoring Initiative

This COSSAP initiative offers jails across the country interested in providing or enhancing their medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services a unique opportunity to observe and learn from innovative programs that have demonstrated success in meeting the treatment needs of individuals with substance use disorders. Five programs were selected to serve as mentor sites. Each site represents an example of a variety of programs found in diverse settings across the nation.