SAMHSA Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs


Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to address the challenges incarcerated and justice system-involved individuals face when attempting to seek treatment for and recover from mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Seeks to increase access to behavioral health services, minimize costs, and other consequences related to the unnecessary and repetitive incarceration of people with behavioral health issues. Discusses strategies to identify individuals with mental illness and SUDs and how to implement diversion programs, evidence-based practices, screening and assessments, and more.

Geographic Coverage



Justice System • Mental Health • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth