Are there free technical assistance opportunities that our court can use to identify our gaps and opportunities?

Participating in technical assistance opportunities aimed at leading your court or your justice system through a needs assessments process can be a very effective way to prepare for the grant season.  There is not a single place to locate these types of opportunities but subscribing to email alerts from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and the U.S. Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a great way to be alerted to many opportunities.

One example of an opportunity that may meet some of your planning needs closes November 13th.  The GAINS Center is soliciting communities for two separate Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) workshops to be held between January and June 2021.  There are no fees for registration, tuition, or materials associated with these workshops. The GAINS Center will cover all costs associated with pre- and post-workshop planning and coordination, facilitator time, data collection and analysis, and report development.  The application can be found here.