The purpose of this rulemaking is to establish by rule the grant criteria for the Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant pursuant to section 394.658, Fla. Stat.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    Mental Health Program

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:
    65E-4.001Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Criteria
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rulemaking is to establish by rule the grant criteria for the Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant pursuant to Section 394.658, Fla. Stat.
    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant.
    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 394.658(3) FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 394.658 FS.
    IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER.
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Ellen Piekalkiewicz
    office: (850)717-4623. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT IS: Ellen Piekalkiewicz, 1317 Winewood Blvd. Bldg. 6 Room 231, Tallahassee, FL 32399, office: (850) 717-4623, Ellen_piekalkiewicz@dcf.state.fl.us

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:

    65E-4.001 Grant Criteria.

    (1)  To qualify to receive a Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant counties or consortiums of counties shall submit applications to the Department in the form and manner described in the request for applications issued by the Department.

    (2)  Applications for a 1-year planning grant shall be evaluated by using the criteria described in this section.

    (a)  The quality of the applicant county or consortium of counties or counties’ strategic plan to identify and treat individuals who have a mental illness, substance abuse disorder, or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who are in, or at risk of entering, the criminal or juvenile justice systems;

    (b) The quality of the strategy to divert individuals from judicial commitment to community-based service programs offered by the Department of Children and Family Services in accordance with Sections 916.13 and 916.17, F.S.;

    (c)  The adequacy of the analysis of the current population of the jail or juvenile detention center in the county or consortium of counties that is not being served;

    (d)  The quality of the strategies to be used by law enforcement programs to identify and respond to incidents involving mentally ill offenders;

    (e)  The capability and experience of the applicant’s county or consortium of counties to undertake the Expansion Grant activities;

    (f)  The proposed sustainability actions that the county or consortium of counties will use to preserve and enhance the initiatives funded under this grant program; and

    (g)  The quality and adequacy of the budget and budget narrative including that the correct percentage of allowable matching funds has been included in the budget detail, with accompanying documentation of the sources of match.

    (3) Applications for a 3-year implementation or expansion grant shall be evaluated by using the criteria described in this section.

    (a)  The quality of the plan that describes collaboration between the county or consortium of counties, the affected law enforcement and criminal justice entities, and the available treatment organizations and resources;

    (b) The quality of the description that the necessary groundwork has been completed or is nearing completion so services can be readily implemented;

    (c)  The quality of the proposed diversion design;

    (d)  The schedule and location of project activities, and the kind and number of participants to determine that project expectations are realistic;

    (e)  The adequacy of the analysis of the current population of the jail or juvenile detention center in the county or consortium of counties that is not being served;

    (f)  The quality of the strategies to be used by law enforcement programs to identify and respond to incidents involving mentally ill offenders;

    (g)  The quality of the plan to screen potential participants and to conduct tailored, validated needs-based assessments;

    (h)  The capability and experience of the applicant’s county or consortium of counties to undertake the Expansion Grant activities;

    (i)  The proposed sustainability actions that the county or consortium of counties will use to preserve and enhance the initiatives funded under this grant program; and

    (k)  The quality and adequacy of the budget and budget narrative including that the correct percentage of allowable matching funds has been included in the budget detail, with accompanying documentation of the sources of match.

    Rulemaking Authority 394.658(3) FS. Law Implemented 394.658 FS. History-New________.

Document Information

Subject:
Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant.
Purpose:
The purpose of this rulemaking is to establish by rule the grant criteria for the Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant pursuant to section 394.658, Fla. Stat.
Rulemaking Authority:
394.658(3)
Law:
394.658
Contact:
Ellen Piekalkiewicz 1317 Winewood Blvd. Bldg. 6 Room 231 Tallahassee, FL 32399 office: (850) 717-4623 Ellen_piekalkiewicz@dcf.state.fl.us
Related Rules: (1)
65E-4.001.