Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority issued the following announcement on Oct. 25.
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority announced an upcoming grant program to support trauma recovery centers (TRCs) across the state. Research indicates crime victims from underserved communities face unique societal and cultural barriers to seeking help. Community-based, hospital-supported comprehensive trauma recovery centers are equipped to provide much-needed services to these populations.
Approximately $2.8 million in state funding will be made available to support TRCs through a notice of funding opportunity to be released later this fall. Hospital administrators and community organizations who work in partnership with hospitals are urged to complete the pre-qualifiers necessary to apply. Grants awarded must be spent by June 30, 2020.
"Trauma Recover Centers have the ability to provide essential services to victims from underserved, marginalized communities who are often hesitant to seek help," said Acting Executive Director Jason Stamps. "We urge hospital administrators and community organizations to take advantage of available funding to expand the reach of their services."
In the TRC model, clinicians actively engage with individuals who have experienced harm to provide both clinical intervention and case management, mental health interventions, and advocacy services while addressing their multifaceted social and tangible needs. Services include:
• Assertive outreach and case management, evidence-informed mental health and support services, and crisis intervention.
• Individual and group therapy.
• Medication evaluation and management.
• Substance use disorder treatment.
• Clinical case management.
ICJIA is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice through work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology. Visit www.icjia.state.il.us.
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