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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watts
Fund 2 Intercept Diversion Programs

Item 312 #1h

Item 312 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2019 $1,417,326 FY2020 $1,417,326 GF

Language
Page 289, line 11, strike "$436,026,655" and insert "$437,443,981".
Page 289, line 11, strike "$436,626,367" and insert "$438,043,693".

Page 292, after line 52, insert:

"KK. Out of this appropriation, $1,417,326 the first year and $1,417,326 the second year from the general fund is provided to establish an Intercept 2 diversion program in up to six rural communities. The funding shall be used for staffing and to provide access to treatment services."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $1.4 million from the general fund each year to establish a diversion program in up to six rural communities modeled after the Sequential Intercept Model which focuses on diverting individuals with serious mental illness from incarceration. This amendment specifically directs the establishment of an Intercept 2 diversion program in up to six rural communities. The Intercept 2 model focuses on diverting individuals with behavioral health issues away from detention in jails, through prompt identification of individuals with behavioral health issues through initial screenings and by linking individuals to community-based treatment services through cross-agency partnerships. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century.)