2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Thomas
Catawba Hospital Transitional Housing & Court Diversion

Item 330 #1h

Item 330 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Catawba Hospital FY2001 $500,000 FY2002 $500,000 GF

Page 256, line 38, strike "$6,202,431" and insert "$6,702,431".
Page 256, line 38, strike "$6,205,892" and insert "$6,705,892".

(This amendment provides funding to develop a transitional housing court diversion program at Catawba Hospital for seriously mentally ill adults. The program will be used to facilitate the transition of seriously mentally ill persons who have committed nonviolent offenses from jail back into the community through a collaborative treatment team made up of staff from the Blue Ridge Community Services Board and Catawba hospital. An already-existing building on the grounds of Catawba Hospital will be used as the transitional housing unit. The program is estimated to serve 30 individuals per year who are referred from the court system and have a persistent and severe mental illness that has resulted in frequent hospitalizations.)