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A national locus for the collection & dissemination of information about MH & SA services.


GAINS graphicSince 1995, SAMHSA’s GAINS Center has been operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) in Delmar, NY. The GAINS Center's primary focus is on expanding access to community based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system. The Center emphasizes the provision of consultation and technical assistance to help communities achieve integrated systems of mental health and substance abuse services for individuals in contact with the justice system.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center provides technical assistance to the field, as well as technical assistance and support to the following SAMHSA-funded grant programs:

Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative (BHTCC)

Mental Health Transformation Grant (MHTG)

Early Diversion

Adult Treatment Court Collaboratives (ATCC)

 Jail Diversion Trauma Recovery (JDTR)




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SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation
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