Solicitation for Applications: SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Seeks Communities, Agencies, and Organizations to Develop Trauma-Informed Training Capacity

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is soliciting applications from communities, agencies, and organizations interested in developing a capacity to provide trauma-informed training. Apply for this opportunity to train a cadre of professionals in trauma-informed responses.

The GAINS Center is offering a series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) events to teach local trainers to deliver its How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum. The target audiences for this training are community-based adult criminal justice system professionals, including reentry staff, drug court personnel, community corrections officers (probation, parole, and pretrial services), law enforcement officers (including local Crisis Intervention Team trainers), and mental health and substance use disorder treatment service providers and peers who work with justice-involved adult populations. While not required, priority will be given to sites that have not previously completed the training, and whose prospective participants include those working in drug courts or as staff in a reentry program. Preference will be given to applicants that serve marginalized and/or underserved populations. The GAINS Center will offer these TTT events free of charge to selected applicants between January and August 2024.

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For information about this opportunity and how to prepare a TTT application, please register for the informational webinar session.