Behavioral Health Supports for Justice-Involved Individuals (BH-JI) is a partnership between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
BH-JI helps people who are “justice-involved” connect with behavioral health services and social supports in the community. This includes:
- people leaving jail or prison within six months,
- people who have recently left jail or prison within a year,
- people on parole, and
- people on probation.
The mission of the BH-JI is to:
- Help justice-involved people with their mental health and substance use needs
- Improve health, reduce deadly drug overdoses, and support successful healthcare use for people enrolled in the program
- Connect people with the right healthcare and community services for them
In general, a person is eligible for BH-JI if they:
- Have substance use and/or mental health needs
- Need help meeting their health and social needs;
- Are involved with the criminal-legal system in the following ways:
- are being released from jail or prison within six months,
- were recently released from jail or prison within a year
- or are on probation or parole
- Are eligible for MassHealth.
A justice-involved individual may contact a BH-JI vendor in their area directly (see website).
For more information, please click here.
For questions about BH-JI, please email BHJIContractManagement@umassmed.edu.