H.R.1368 - Mental Health Justice Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 02/25/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/28/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1368 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/25/2021)
Mental Health Justice Act of 2021
This bill creates a grant program for states and local governments to train and dispatch mental health professionals to respond, instead of law enforcement officers, to emergencies that involve people with behavioral health needs.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) must manage the program in consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ). SAMHSA may cancel grants that increase incarceration or institutionalization. Grantees must use funds for purposes including de-escalation and anti-racism training.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the DOJ must evaluate this program.