Funding Opportunity

Solicitation for Applications: SAMHSA’S GAINS Center Seeks Experienced Trainers to Participate in Trauma-Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer Event for Individuals


Application deadline: February 18, 2022

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), is known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system. Each year, the GAINS Center provides its trauma-informed responses training, “How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses,” to the field via direct deliveries and Train-the-Trainer (TTT) events.

The target audiences for the training program are primarily community-based criminal justice system professionals, including law enforcement, community corrections (probation, parole, and pre-trial services), court personnel, and human service providers that serve adult justice-involved populations.

The GAINS Center is soliciting applications from experienced trainers (individuals) who are interested in developing their capacity to provide trauma-informed training in their local agencies/communities via its “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses” curriculum. Selected applicants will learn to facilitate the training via a virtual TTT event and subsequently deliver the training program in their local communities. While not a requirement to apply to this opportunity, this year’s selection process will place special emphasis on applicants who provide training to drug courts and/or reentry programs. Preference will be given to applicants that serve marginalized and/or underserved populations.

If this TTT event for individuals is of interest to you, please review the solicitation and submit your completed application form to the GAINS Center no later than February 18, 2022.

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