Criminal Justice

Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA), P.L. 108-732, 118 STATS 2327-2336 , passed unanimously by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush on October 30, 2004. MIOTCRA provides grant funding to states/territories, local jurisdictions and organizations to facilitate programs that provide collaboration among criminal justice and behavioral health systems to ensure access to treatment and services for adults or juveniles with a mental illness or co-occurring addiction disorders who are in the criminal justice systems. The grants have funded a variety of best practices programs, such as mental health courts and crisis intervention teams.