Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions
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Bureau of Justice Assistance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Justice Institute, U.S. Department of Justice
Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions is a
1-year training and technical assistance initiative
designed to help public safety and public health
practitioners and other community stakeholders address
substance use and misuse in rural communities.
Participants will work to build deeper networks across
sectors, adopt bold solutions, and reimagine how diverse
systems can engage to better serve justice-involved
individuals with substance use or co-occurring disorders.
The program runs from February 2024 through February 2025
and consists of 3 in-person meetings, monthly mentorship
and guidance focused on local needs, monthly assignments
to apply core concepts, and the completion of planning
projects to implement identified solutions.
Program activities include:
- Assess local or regional opportunities for systemic
- Build leadership skills to facilitate cross-sector
- Explore the implementation of evidence-informed
strategies in diverse rural settings
- Identify opportunities for different sectors, such as
law enforcement, child welfare, prosecutors, probation,
judges, public health, behavioral health, to align
efforts more effectively
- Prioritize opportunities and strategies and commit to
- Build a roadmap for local implementation and identify
resources to support its implementation
Additional program benefits for participating
cross-sector teams and individuals can be found in the
Eligible applicants are rural practitioners who work for:
- Local units of government
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments
- Nonprofit agencies that work with a local unit of
government or federally recognized Indian tribal
government to respond to substance use or misuse issues
and/or individuals with co-occurring disorders
Applicants may apply either as an individual practitioner
or as a member of a cross-sector team. Cross-sector teams
must consist of at least 4 people from 3 different
sectors: justice or public safety, public health, and
behavioral health. Teams may include up to 6 members
All proposed activities must exclusively target
populations residing in HRSA-designated
rural areas or areas designated as rural by a state
or federal agency.
Amount of funding
This is a training and technical assistance opportunity.
Participants will be reimbursed for travel and per diem
costs when attending sponsored activities.
Up to 10 cross-sector teams and up to 20 individuals will
be invited to participate.
Reaching Rural fellows will have the opportunity at the
end of the planning period to apply for an implementation
grant of up to $100,000 for up to 15 months to launch a
project planned during the Reaching Rural fellowship
Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Substance use and misuse
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