Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)/Proposition 63
MHSA is a ballot measure passed by California voters in November 2004, that provides new funding for public mental health services. This funding provides for an expansion and transformation of the public mental health system and expects to achieve results such as a reduction in incarcerations, school failures, unemployment and homelessness for individuals with severe mental illness. The State Department of Mental Health approved the Riverside County Community Services and Support (CSS) Plan in June of 2006 which will provide the resources necessary to begin implementation of the new services.
The CSS Plan was developed through a twelve-month extensive community planning process that included 81 community focus groups, 20 specialty focus groups, 4 public forums, 3 public hearings and numerous written surveys. The Department estimates that it heard from over 1200 individuals in the planning process including consumers, family members, the court system, law enforcement agencies, human services agencies, and organizations and groups that advocate for and support the mentally health needs of our County residents.
Services through the CSS Plan will be community based, focused on recovery, culturally competent, and will include consumers and family members in treatment service provision. Funding can only be used for voluntary services and no less than 50% must be targeted to “full service partnerships (FSP). FSP provides wraparound-type services to help the most severely mentally ill clients and their families, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. These wraparound services include treatment, case management, transportation, housing, crisis intervention, education, vocational training and employment services, as well as socialization and recreational activities, based upon the individual needs for successful treatment outcomes. MHSA funds can not be used to supplant programs that existed prior to November 2004.
The seriously mentally ill populations given priority for services includes the homeless, juvenile halls and jails, high users of crisis and hospital services, and those at risk of institutionalization and placement. The programs through MHSA must include services for all ages and include: Children (0-16), Transition Age Youth (16-25), Adults (26-59), and Older Adults (60+).
The CSS Plan includes six work plans that encompass the services to be provided to the priority population described above. Please click on any of the six work plans listed below to see where the Department is in implementing the CSS Plan and services.
MHSA Annual Update FY 13/14
The Riverside County Department of Mental Health is posting the DRAFT FY13/14 MHSA Plan Update. The Plan Update is the mechanism used by Counties to inform Stakeholders of progress and to request funds for MHSA programs and components. Counties can request funding for previously approved programs, propose new programs, consolidate programs, or terminate programs. At this time, Riverside County is not requesting any new programs, but is requesting funding for previously approved programs only.
Please note that the Plan Update describes already approved programs, target populations, and services. A Progress Report for program activities in FY11/12 is also incorporated in the Update. The Department will continue to update Community Stakeholders on progress and outcome information for MHSA programs as reports become available. This includes circulation, review, and feedback from the MHSA Planning Committees, Mental Health Board, and Community Stakeholders.
The Department is seeking feedback on the FY13/14 Plan Update from any and all Community Stakeholders and interested parties. Please click the Feedback Form to submit comments regarding the Plan Update. All comments must be received by Noon, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Posted April 1, 2013
FY 2012/2013 MHSA Annual Plan Update
Riverside County is proud to introduce the MHSA Annual Plan Update to its Community Stakeholders and Collaborative Partners. The intent is to provide you with a progress report of each of the primary components of the MHSA: Community Services and Supports, Prevention and Early Intervention, Workforce/Education and Training, Capital Facilities/Technology and Innovation.
The information compiled in this Plan Update is twofold: an Implementation Update for FY10/11 activities and programs and a Forecast of Anticipated Goals for FY12/13. The reason for this twofold process is that FY10/11 represents the last full year of data available to the Department, as we are currently implementing our FY11/12 programs. This posting is in accordance with MHSA regulations which requires County Mental Health Departments to submit a three-year Program and Expenditure Plan and update it on an annual basis.
The Department obtained feedback on this FY12/13 Plan Update from any and all Community Stakeholders, Collaborative Partners and Interested Parties. Feedback Forms where submited with comments regarding the Plan Update until Wednesday, April 4, 2012, allowing a 30 day period for interested parties to submit their feedback.
Posted on 03/05/12
Community Services and Support Three-Year Expenditure Plan
On January 10, 2006 the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the final Community Services and Support Three-Year Expenditure Plan. Please click the link to view the Plan in its final form. This is the second component of the Mental Health Services Act, passed by California voters as Proposition 63 in November 2004. These CSS services and supports are designed to enhance mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and for transition age youth, adults, and older adults with serious mental illness.
Final requested revisions of the Plan were received at the state level on May 9, 2006. The Department of Mental Health is pleased to announce that on July 6, 2006 we received our letter of approval for the MHSA CSS Plan from the State of California. The State has approved all of our proposed programs and the department will be funded as of June 1, 2006. We are now moving forward with all of the planned activities.
The department wishes to extend its gratitude to all that participated in the development of the MHSA Community Services and Support Plan. We especially thank the consumers and family members that spent hours on committees providing their input along with all other interested stakeholders. It has been a tremendous effort by many, many people over the past 15 months. This approval is a major milestone that the department wishes to acknowledge. It has been a great community and department partnership that has made us well positioned to move ahead successfully with implementation.
MHSA Community Services and Supports
• MHSA CSS Letter of Introduction / MHSA CSS Carta de introducción
• MHSA CSS Executive Summary / MHSA CSS Resumen Ejecutivo
• MHSA Community Services and Support CSS Plan - Part-I
• MHSA Community Services and Support CSS Plan - Part-II-A
• MHSA Community Services and Support CSS Plan - Part-II-B
• MHSA Community Services and Support CSS Plan - Part-III-A
• MHSA Community Services and Support CSS Plan - Part-III-B
• MHSA CSS Revisions May 9, 2006
• MHSA CSS Feedback Form (online) / (printable)
• MHSA CSS Formulario de Comentarios/Sugerencias (en línea) / (imprimible) – text in Spanish
MHSA Planning and Information
• MHSA Overview and Planning (Microsoft Powerpoint presentation )
• Riverside County Planning Process (Microsoft Powerpoint presentation )
• Mental Health Services Act Planning Update (Microsoft Powerpoint presentation )
• California Department of Mental Health MHSA Page
• Vision Statement and Guiding Principles for DMH Implementation of the MHSA (English) / (En Español)
Click here to view dates, time and locations of upcoming Community Forums . Forums are conducted to provide up to date information regarding MHSA status to all interested parties within the community.
MHSA Consumer, Parent, Family Member Employment Opportunites
Click here for a listing of Consumer Employment Opportunities
Click here to download the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003