Crisis Intervention Team Training Curriculum Enhancement


Funding Opportunity ID: 293444
Opportunity Number: 17JD06
Opportunity Title: Crisis Intervention Team Training Curriculum Enhancement
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: This cooperative agreement is for the solicitation of proposals to enter into a 12-month cooperative agreement to review and revise the existing 40-hour CIT classroom-based training program designed to be delivered to 30 participants.
CFDA Number(s): 16.601
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.

NIC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as sub-recipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Agency Code: USDOJ-BOP-NIC
Agency Name: Department of Justice
National Institute of Corrections
Posted Date: Apr 25, 2017
Close Date: Jun 26, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017
Award Ceiling: $125,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $125,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: With the closure of state hospitals beginning in the 1970’s and the shrinking resources in many communities, there is a large and disproportionate number of seriously mentally ill individuals under correctional custody and supervision. Researchers document a serious mental illness in 15% of incarcerated men and 31% of incarcerated women, rates in excess of three to six times those found in the general population. The magnitude of the problem of untreated mental illness is revealed not only in the numbers, but also in the consequences. These individuals are more likely to experience suicide, victimization, violence, and unpredictable crises. Typically, when a correctional and detention center is faced with a crisis, the first reaction is to call upon SORT/CERT, or its equivalent, for a swift response and resolution. Correctional and detention leaders, community members and mental health advocates all agree upon the premise that first responders’ swift response is a necessary component to facility safety and security. Disparity occurs and criticism arises when there are unfortunate consequences to the response such as inmate injury, staff injury and/or property damage. Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) training is the bridge to narrowing the gap by providing frontline staff with the needed skills and competencies to handle potentially dangerous individuals experiencing crisis situations. Additionally, it provides training for officers regarding behavioral health issues and educating community members about the role and needs of correctional and detention staff so both sides are more able to effectively utilize each other to benefit inmates and their families.
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