MHSA PROJECT UPDATES
SEE WHERE RIVERSIDE COUNTY IS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MHSA PROGRAMS
MHSA COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SUPPORTS PROJECT UPDATES
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 Implementation Progress Report is now available in its final form. Please click the link to view the document in its entire form. Updated 6/25/07 .
Click here to review the Spanish version of the DRAFT MHSA Annual Implementation Progress Report.
MHSA Annual Update FY 11/12
In response to DMH Information Notice 10-21, the Riverside County Department of Mental Health is posting the DRAFT 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. An Implementation Progress Report on FY09/10 (Exhibit C) is also included 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 FY11/12 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 Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
MHSA Informe Anual de Actualización del Año Fiscal 11/12