S. 162, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
July 23, 2013

As reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on June 20, 2013

S. 162 would authorize the appropriation of $40 million annually over the 2015-2019 period for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to state, local, and tribal governments to improve the treatment of mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system. Those grants could be used to assist veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and to develop programs for correctional facilities.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 162 would cost $95 million over the 2014-2018 period. The remaining amount of $105 million would be spent in subsequent years. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

S. 162 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.