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Dan Abreu

Policy Research Associates
Senior Project Associate
Delmar, NY, USA


Dan Abreu has been employed at PRA as a Senior Project Associate since 2005. Mr. Abreu frequently represents PRA at national meetings and conferences, and coordinates several justice and behavioral health projects and trainings focusing on issues related to justice and behavioral health. As a senior technical assistance specialist for SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, Mr. Abreu provides technical assistance to communities and states on behavioral health and criminal justice collaboration across the criminal justice spectrum and assists with the planning and development of expert meetings that address various issues relating to justice involved persons with behavioral health issues. In particular, Mr. Abreu's work with the GAINS Center involves provides technical assistance and support to the states that received Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery - Priority to Veterans grants, as well as the communities that were awarded Adult Treatment Court Collaborative grants through SAMHSA. Mr. Abreu also serves as a senior technical assistance specialist for PRA's SAMHSA-funded Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance Center, which is a contract that supports behavioral health systems serving service members, veterans, and their families under SAMHSA's Military Families Strategic Initiative. Through his involvement in this initiative, Mr. Abreu has served as a facilitator at the SMVF National Veterans Policy Academies and provided technical assistance, strategic planning, outreach and support to the state teams that participated. Mr. Abreu is former Associate Director of Operations at Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC) and in his capacity of Associate Director oversaw discharge planning activities for individuals with mental illness returning to the community from prison, as well as development and implementation of the Sing Sing CORP Re-entry Program. He formerly held positions with CNYPC as Regional Supervisor and as Chief of Mental Health Services at Sing Sing C.F. Prior to employment with CNYPC, Mr. Abreu coordinated jail mental health services in Albany and Rensselaer counties in New York State.
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