Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/13/2020          

Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020

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02/13/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5909 

To strengthen mental health collaboration in communities, and for other 
purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 
Mr. TRONE (for himself, Mr. RUTHERFORD, Ms. DEAN, Mr. 

RESCHENTHALER, Ms. SCANLON, and Mr. ARMSTRONG) introduced the 
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary 

A BILL 
To strengthen mental health collaboration in communities, 

and for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Crisis Stabilization and 4

Community Reentry Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS STABILIZATION. 6

(a) PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS.— 7

Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 8

Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) is amended by in-9

serting after part NN the following: 10

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‘‘PART OO—CRISIS STABILIZATION AND 1

COMMUNITY REENTRY PROGRAM. 2

‘‘SEC. 3101. GRANT AUTHORIZATION. 3

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General may make 4

grants under this part to States, for use by State and local 5

correctional facilities, for the purpose of providing clinical 6

services for people with serious mental illness that estab-7

lish treatment, suicide prevention, and continuity of recov-8

ery in the community upon release from the correctional 9

facility. 10

‘‘(b) USE OF FUNDS.—A grant awarded under this 11

part shall be used to support— 12

‘‘(1) programs involving criminal and juvenile 13

justice agencies, mental health agencies, and com-14

munity-based behavioral health providers that im-15

prove clinical stabilization during incarceration and 16

continuity of care leading to recovery in the commu-17

nity by providing services and supports that may in-18

clude peer support services, enrollment in health 19

care, and introduction to long-acting injectable medi-20

cations or, as clinically indicated, other medications, 21

by— 22

‘‘(A) providing training and education for 23

criminal and juvenile justice agencies, mental 24

health agencies, and community-based behav-25

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ioral health providers on interventions that sup-1

port— 2

‘‘(i) engagement in recovery supports 3

and services; 4

‘‘(ii) access to medication while in an 5

incarcerated setting; and 6

‘‘(iii) continuity of care during reentry 7

into the community; 8

‘‘(B) ensuring that offenders with serious 9

mental illness are provided appropriate access 10

to evidence-based recovery supports that may 11

include peer support services, medication (in-12

cluding long-acting injectable medications where 13

clinically appropriate), and psycho-social thera-14

pies; 15

‘‘(C) offering technical assistance to crimi-16

nal justice agencies on how to modify their ad-17

ministrative and clinical processes to accommo-18

date evidence-based interventions, such as long- 19

acting injectable medications and other recovery 20

supports; and 21

‘‘(D) participating in data collection activi-22

ties specified by the Attorney General, in con-23

sultation with the Secretary of Health and 24

Human Services; 25

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‘‘(2) programs that support cooperative efforts 1

between criminal and juvenile justice agencies, men-2

tal health agencies, and community-based behavioral 3

health providers to establish or enhance serious men-4

tal illness recovery support by— 5

‘‘(A) strengthening or establishing crisis 6

response services delivered by hotlines, mobile 7

crisis teams, crisis stabilization and triage cen-8

ters, peer support specialists, public safety offi-9

cers, community-based behavioral health pro-10

viders, and other stakeholders, including by pro-11

viding technical support for interventions that 12

promote long-term recovery; 13

‘‘(B) engaging criminal and juvenile justice 14

agencies, mental health agencies and commu-15

nity-based behavioral health providers, prelimi-16

nary qualified offenders, and family and com-17

munity members in program design, program 18

implementation, and training on crisis response 19

services, including connection to recovery serv-20

ices and supports; 21

‘‘(C) examining health care reimbursement 22

issues that may pose a barrier to ensuring the 23

long-term financial sustainability of crisis re-24

sponse services and interventions that promote 25

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long-term engagement with recovery services 1

and supports; and 2

‘‘(D) participating in data collection activi-3

ties specified by the Attorney General, in con-4

sultation with the Secretary of Health and 5

Human Services; and 6

‘‘(3) programs that provide training and addi-7

tional resources to criminal and juvenile justice 8

agencies, mental health agencies, and community- 9

based behavioral health providers on serious mental 10

illness, suicide prevention strategies, recovery en-11

gagement strategies, and the special health and so-12

cial needs of justice-involved individuals who are liv-13

ing with serious mental illness. 14

‘‘(c) CONSULTATION.—The Attorney General shall 15

consult with the Secretary of Health and Human Services 16

to ensure that serious mental illness treatment and recov-17

ery support services provided under this grant program 18

incorporate evidence-based approaches that facilitate long- 19

term engagement in recovery services and supports. 20

‘‘SEC. 3102. STATE APPLICATIONS. 21

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—To request a grant under this 22

part, the chief executive of a State shall submit an applica-23

tion to the Attorney General— 24

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‘‘(1) in such form and containing such informa-1

tion as the Attorney General may reasonably re-2

quire; 3

‘‘(2) that includes assurances that Federal 4

funds received under this part shall be used to sup-5

plement, not supplant, non-Federal funds that would 6

otherwise be available for activities funded under 7

this part; and 8

‘‘(3) that describes the coordination between 9

State criminal and juvenile justice agencies, mental 10

health agencies and community-based behavioral 11

health providers, preliminary qualified offenders, and 12

family and community members in— 13

‘‘(A) program design; 14

‘‘(B) program implementation; and 15

‘‘(C) training on crisis response, medica-16

tion adherence, and continuity of recovery in 17

the community. 18

‘‘(b) ELIGIBILITY FOR PREFERENCE WITH COMMU-19

NITY CARE COMPONENT.— 20

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In awarding grants under 21

this part, the Attorney General shall give preference 22

to a State that ensures that individuals who partici-23

pate in a program, funded by a grant under this 24

part will be provided with continuity of care, in ac-25

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cordance with paragraph (2), in a community care 1

provider program upon release from a correctional 2

facility. 3

‘‘(2) REQUIREMENTS.—For purposes of para-4

graph (1), the continuity of care shall involve the co-5

ordination of the correctional facility treatment pro-6

gram with qualified community behavioral health 7

providers and other recovery supports, parole super-8

vision programs, half-way house programs, and par-9

ticipation in peer recovery group programs, which 10

may aid in ongoing recovery after the individual is 11

released from the correctional facility. 12

‘‘(3) COMMUNITY CARE PROVIDER PROGRAM 13

DEFINED.—For purposes of this subsection, the 14

term ‘community care provider program’ means a 15

community mental health center or certified commu-16

nity behavioral health clinic that directly provides to 17

an individual, or assists in connecting an individual 18

to the provision of, appropriate community-based 19

treatment, medication management, and other recov-20

ery supports, when the individual leaves a correc-21

tional facility at the end of a sentence or on parole. 22

‘‘(c) COORDINATION OF FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.— 23

Each application submitted for a grant under this part 24

shall include a description of how the funds made available 25

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under this part will be coordinated with Federal assistance 1

for behavioral health services currently provided by the 2

Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance 3

Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 4

‘‘SEC. 3103. REVIEW OF STATE APPLICATIONS. 5

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall 6

make a grant under section 3101 to carry out the projects 7

described in the application submitted under section 3102 8

upon determining that— 9

‘‘(1) the application is consistent with the re-10

quirements of this part; and 11

‘‘(2) before the approval of the application, the 12

Attorney General has made an affirmative finding in 13

writing that the proposed project has been reviewed 14

in accordance with this part. 15

‘‘(b) APPROVAL.—Each application submitted under 16

section 3102 shall be considered approved, in whole or in 17

part, by the Attorney General not later than 90 days after 18

first received, unless the Attorney General informs the ap-19

plicant of specific reasons for disapproval. 20

‘‘(c) RESTRICTION.—Grant funds received under this 21

part shall not be used for land acquisition or construction 22

projects. 23

‘‘(d) DISAPPROVAL NOTICE AND RECONSIDER-24

ATION.—The Attorney General may not disapprove any 25

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application without first affording the applicant reason-1

able notice and an opportunity for reconsideration. 2

‘‘SEC. 3104. EVALUATION. 3

‘‘Each State that receives a grant under this part 4

shall submit to the Attorney General an evaluation not 5

later than March 1 of each year in such form and con-6

taining such information as the Attorney General, in con-7

sultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Serv-8

ices, may reasonably require. 9

‘‘SEC. 3105. AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDING. 10

‘‘For purposes of carrying out this part, the Attorney 11

General is authorized to award not more than 12

$10,000,000 of funds appropriated to the Department of 13

Justice for State and local law enforcement activities for 14

each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025.’’. 15

(b) NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND MENTAL 16

HEALTH TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—Sec-17

tion 2992(c)(3) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 18

and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10652(c)(3)) is 19

amended by inserting before the semicolon at the end the 20

following: ‘‘, which may include interventions designed to 21

enhance access to medication.’’. 22

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Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/13/2020) Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants for state and local correctional facilities to provide clinical services for people with serious mental illness who need post-release mental health services.
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Authorization
Authorization of fundingFor purposes of carrying out this part, the Attorney General is authorized to award not more than $10,000,000 of funds appropriated to the Department of Justice for State and local law enforcement activities for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025

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Crime
Mental Health Crisis Stabilization(a)Planning and implementation grantsTitle I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U

Department of Health and Human Services
(c)Coordination of Federal assistanceEach application submitted for a grant under this part shall include a description of how the funds made available under this part will be coordinated with Federal assistance for behavioral health services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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