SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation helps to expand community services for adults who are in the criminal justice system and experiencing mental or substance use disorders. The GAINS Center provides technical assistance and support to professionals working in the fields of behavioral health and criminal justice, to communities across the country who are working to achieve integrated systems of mental health and substance use services, and to several SAMHSA grant programs. The GAINS Center offers information and skills training to help individuals and organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels implement effective, integrated programming that will transform the criminal justice and behavioral health systems.
Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide
This guide describes successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from correctional settings to the community.
Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system who are living with mental and/or substance use disorders.
Adult Mental Health Treatment Court Locator
This directory provides locator information by state for operational adult mental health treatment courts.
Juvenile Mental Health Treatment Court Locator
This directory provides locator information by state for operational juvenile mental health courts.
Trauma Training for Criminal Justice Professionals
This training is for criminal justice professionals to increase understanding, develop trauma-informed responses, and establish trauma-informed policies.