Position: Policy Research Staff
Mappings of Focus:Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops, Summit Strategic Planning Workshops
Matthew Robbins is a Project Associate with the Systems Mapping Center, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA). He has been with PRA since 2012 and currently coordinates all Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshop activities that focus on the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health. He also assists with the operation of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, a national technical assistance center that focuses on expanding access to services for adults diagnosed with mental and substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. He is also involved in providing behavioral health-related technical assistance to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, which focuses on reducing the number of people in jails. He has been responsible for planning and delivering technical assistance and training, organizing large meetings and webinars, and completing other communications-related tasks. Prior to his work with the GAINS Center, he assisted with the operation of the Statewide Family and Consumer Networks Technical Assistance Center, which focused on the development of peer and family-run organizations. Since then, he has been involved in numerous efforts to increase the involvement of persons with lived experience in in the planning, implementation, and delivery of programs and services.