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2017 FMHAC Conference

March 22 - 24, 2017
Monterey, CA

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New Job Postings

>Forensic Clinician, Gateways FCTP CONREP
>Activity Coordinator, Gateways FCTP CONREP

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Funding Opportunities

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SOAR Technical Assistance Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs
CJ agencies are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) by February 10, 2017. A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by January 27, 2017.

Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities
FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement Applications Due: March 7, 2017

Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime
OVC FY 17 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Synopsis 1, Due March 9th

Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJA FY 17 Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community Synopsis 1 - Due March 14, 2017

Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJA FY 17 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders Synopsis 1 - Due March 14, 2017


2016 Sustaining Members
Gilbert Abdalian, MBA, MFT
Patricia Butler, RN
Kenneth Carabello
Carson Chambers, PhD
Trayci Dahi, PhD
Jeffery Elias, Esq
Harry Goldberg, PhD
Mark Grabau, PhD
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
Carrie Gustafson
Robert Hart, MD
Ronald Kaufman, PsyD
Samuel Knudsen, Esq
Robert Leark, PhD
Cynthia Lermond, PsyD
Joseph Lockhart, PhD
David Meyer, Esq
Chief Robert Ochs, LCSW
Beverly Purdy, MD
Sanjay Rao, MD
Armando Sandoval
Munir Sewani, PhD
Tani Shaffer, PhD
Douglas Taylor Smith, LCSW
Alan Stillman, LCSW
Lindsay Weston, Esq



The Forensic Mental Health Association
Providing support and education to professionals in the forensic mental health field

The Forensic Mental Health Association is committed to the goal of first-rate forensic mental health care in California through quality education and training to forensic mental health practitioners.

There is tremendous need for mental health care in prisons and jails; the US Department of Justice reports that about 16 percent of the population in prison or jail has a mental illness, compared with approximately 5% of the general population. One 1999 study found that the Los Angeles County Jail and Riker's Island in New York each held more people with mental illnesses than the largest psychiatric inpatient facilities in the United States. While the criminal justice system is not an ideal setting for mental health care, it is often the first opportunity for mentally ill individuals to receive the treatment they need. It's a complicated and expensive endeavor involving mental health clinicians, law enforcement, corrections, and the courts and FMHAC is committed to supporting these professionals and improving the care incarcerated mentally ill individuals receive.

We provide an essential voice in California by training forensic mental health professionals, educating the public and giving support to legislation that improves the system in which we provide treatment to mentally ill individuals.

Our main activities include an annual 3-day conference near Monterey, CA, for a wide variety of professionals with interests in forensic mental health, member updates on events and happenings in the field, and legislative activities affecting people working in forensic mental health and their clients.

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